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670,000 TYRES SHREDDED IN 16-MONTH RECYCLING PROJECT

Source: Cayman 27 News

A 16-month project to rid the George Town landfill of a veritable mountain of discarded tyres comes to an end.

Wednesday morning, government officials gathered, feeding the ceremonial last tyre into a tyre shredder imported specifically for the purpose.

It feels like only yesterday when Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin rolled up his sleeves to feed the first of hundreds of thousands of old tyres onto a conveyor belt and into the shredder. On that late March morning in 2017 we could only take a guess at how many tyres were piled up – the conservative estimate was in the neighborhood of a half-million.

Sixteen months later, we have an actual figure.

Island Recycling and its partner have shredded an incredible 670,000 tyres, good for an approximate weight of 14.8 million pounds, and at a cost of $1.47 million.