Juarez City.- The mayor, Cruz Pérez Cuéllar, signed today a collaboration agreement with the company Business Finland, which is part of the Government of the Republic of Finland, to address the issue of waste tires in the city and create a circular economy.
With the acquisition of the machine it is possible to cut up to 1,400 tires per minute, so that in less than a year the 2.5 million tires that are in the center of the collection will be cut.
The mayor stated that this signed agreement begins with the purchase of a tire shredding machine. This is the beginning of a lot of work that must be done in order for Ciudad Juárez to go forward, he stated.
He explained that this is an issue where the Municipal Government is improving.
Heidi Vitra, director of Latin America of Business Finland, mentioned that during her visit to Ciudad Juárez they toured various industrial companies and the landfill. The purpose of signing this collaboration agreement is to create a circular economy, solve waste management and create other useful projects, working together, he stated.
Looking for a circular process that allows to give new life to waste tires and is environmentally friendly, he explained.
The director of Limba, Gibrán Solís explained that it is a high-capacity tire shredder that runs on diesel and has the capacity to move from one place to another, making it possible to move it within the same center in the collection to be crushed in 10 months, all tires are piled up.
After the season, interventions can be carried out in different parts of the city where significant concentrations of this discarded product are found, he pointed out.
He explained that the purchase of the machinery was made by the Municipal Government of Juárez under the collaboration and support of Business Finland, which is part of the Ministry of Economic Development of that European country, through the Embassy of Finland in Mexico, who is very focused on reaching technology and innovation.
He said that this agreement will be part of one of the stages of a larger project, because it intends to process all the waste and rubber in its pyrolyze, that is, crush it to reduce the accumulation of wheel the collection center up to a fourth or fifth to have better management and control of the collection center.
Once the material is crushed, alternatives can be found to give it another use, where a research development will be carried out by the Embassy of Finland in Mexico to determine the model and size of a plant in treatment that allows the exploitation of these wastes through pyrolization.
According to the mayor’s order, the procurement process will be accelerated so that the machinery will be here in this city by the end of December so that it can start operating at the beginning of January.
At the signing of the document are Enrique Licón, coordinator of the Special Project; Emilio Flores, Planning Director; César Díaz, director of Ecology; Luis Lucatero and Patricia Ceja, directors of Business Finland and Diego Carmona, consultant.