Used Tire Recycling Company To Launch In 2019 In Bikok

A project to collect and recycle electronic and electrical waste, named WEECAM, will be implemented in Douala and in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The partnership agreement for this project has been signed on January 23, 2018, by Douala urban community and la Guilde européenne du Raid, a French NGO.  

The CFA 4 billion-project, funded mainly by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), will be last five years, sources close to the project revealed. Thanks to the setting of a collection system and a recycling unit, WEECAM wants to recycle 5,000 tons of waste per year (3,900 locally).

At the start of 2019, PNEUPUR will launch the first used tires recycling and recovery in Cameroon, sources close to the project reveals. The two twin brothers who initiated this revolution, are automobile enthusiast and they studied automobile in France. This revolution will change the way used tires are generally discarded. According to the sponsors, 80% of those tires are generally discarded in nature. Build on 3 hectares, in Bikok, the company host by the technopole of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, this unit will convert the used tires collected in Cameroon into granulated materials. These materials will then serve as coating for soils of central courtyards, buildings, multisport grounds, recreational areas, schoolyards and others children’s playgrounds. According to the brothers, a first coating will be carried out in 2018 in order to show that the PNEUPUR concept is efficient.   The company wants to create 41 direct jobs and 150 indirect jobs within 3 years. At the start, it will transform 70,000 used tires, however, at the end of those 3 years, it will increase the capacity to 150,000 tires. The project will cost about CFA327 million (€500,000) and, it has been funded by private operators and investment funds.

Emmanuel Ngota

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