Kuwait starts recycling massive tyre graveyard

Kuwait has started recycling over 42 million old vehicle tyres, as the Gulf state tackles a waste problem that created one of the world’s largest tyre graveyards.

The massive dump site was a mere 7 km (4 miles) from a residential suburb, affecting residents with periodic large fires releasing harmful black smoke.

Kuwait aims to build 25,000 new houses on the site. The tyres have been moved to a new location at Al-Salmi where recycling efforts have begun.


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