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Cozumel sends over 28 tons of tires to recycling plant

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Recyclable Materials Collection Centre of Cozumel transferred 28.5 tons of tires to a processing plant in Tabasco. The Deputy Director of the recycling centre, Adeb Zapata Silva, reported that they loaded a truck heading to the Geocycle processing plant where the tire waste will be transformed into alternative fuel.

“These items are collected as part of the Zero Tires, Isla Cozumel program,” he said adding that anyone can deposit tires within the facilities of the Collection Center.

He said that last year, 150 tons of tires were sent from the island to the Tabasco plant. Not only were they converted into something useful, they were prevented from becoming a source of contamination for the island.