CARIB CEMENT LIMITED TO USE TYRES IN CEMENT PRODUCTION PROCESS

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The Government of Jamaica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Caribbean Cement Company Limited for the entity to use end-of-life pneumatic tyres in the cement-production process.

Under the arrangement, Caribbean Cement will convert used tyres at the landfills into an alternative source of fuel, thereby reducing costs and making a positive impact on the environment.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the agreement will provide a solution to the indiscriminate disposal of used tyres and the stockpiling of the material at the landfills.

He said it is estimated that more than two million used tyres are generated in Jamaica per annum and landfills receive approximately 185,700 tyres per year.