Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be’ah) is going to call for proposals to recycle massive accumulations of end-of-life tires (ELT) stockpiled in the sultanate. Be’ah is owned by government and its main task is to manage solid waste in the country. Oman Daily Observer says that every year sultanate generates some 45,000 tons of scrap tires and estimates show that this number is going to grow in line with urbanization and subsequent population growth. It also says that up till today waste tires were piled up at 2 large dumpsites. The largest tire yard is located in in Dhofar Governorate and it consists of several million of ELTs.

As tire dumps pose a hazard due to ELTs’ ability to easily catch fire, to pollute groundwater and environment, the government urges to safely process and recycle used tires into valuable goods.

Next month, a tender will elicit proposals from local companies which will offer innovative ways to recover commercially valuable ingredients from the waste tires. Oman Daily Observer report adds that the objectives and scope of the tender will be set forth next week at a special workshop targeted at interested parties.

Article by Trade Arabia.