The Shiban end-of-life tire recycling factory continues its production of mini rubber pellets of various sizes, as reported by Libya Herald. Reportedly, the factory has received much praise and won the 2020 SME Expo award for best SME project.

The business relies 100 percent on local workforce and local raw materials – which was cited for its winning the prize. The factory is referred to as a local champion and an example for others budding local SMEs.

It has also helped Libya’s major environmental headache of discarded end-pf-life tires which filled landfills or were incinerated.

It is hoped that Libya can now implement similar projects for the country’s waste and end-of-life materials which are currently buried in landfills.

A similar tire recycling plant also exists in Benghazi, the Libya Herald reports.

Article by Libya Herald.