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In 2013, Boyan Slat began to question the large volumes of plastic accumulating in our oceans and why no one was doing anything to clean it up. At 16 years old, he began research into potential solutions to effectively recover and remove it

How to Turn Waste Tyres Into Low-Carbon Energy

GCX Africa, in partnership with Eco2, is proud to have recently completed the design and registration of a new carbon project methodology for tyre recycling.

tyres-into-low-carbon-energ-452x300The project was approved by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in October 2013, in what we think is a significant step forward in dealing with the  60-million legacy waste tyres in dumps and stockpiles around the country*.  The methodology enables companies to claim carbon credits from turning waste tyres into low-carbon energy – not only providing an alternative to the hazardous and toxic practice of burning waste tyres, but generating a low carbon energy in the process.

To read more about the project and our work with Eco2, read this great article from Engineering News:

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-recycling-project-to-deal-with-tyre-waste-troubles-2014-02-14

To find out more about how carbon credits and projects can make your business better, please contact ohad@gcxafrica.co.za

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