Today we don’t talk too much about the prophecies of Nostradamus. The Simpsons, and the 27 seasons and 594 episodes that have aired, and repeated, until the exhaustion during the past two decades, have been relegated to a secondary role to the famous French astrologer, the favorite of “magufos” several, when it comes to finding prophecies where perhaps the only thing that has to be a coincidence. But you will be with me in Spain, and their cities, every time they seem a little closer to Springfield. For sample a button. While we read, thousands of tires are burning in Seseña, the city sadly known for having become an ode to the real estate bubble, and now, also, by a disaster that probably could have been avoided. Where should end tires that are no longer useful?
The General Direction of Traffic recommended to close the windows of the car and, above all, not to be distracted by going close to Seseña on the highways A-4 and R-4.
A landfill site has different risks, such as fires, especially if this is a landfill dedicated to a waste as flammable as it is a tire. Still unknown the causes of the fire, although various sources have already pointed to the fact that this has been caused. Meanwhile, the authorities have had to close the schools in the area, and have been recommended to avoid the exposure to smoke in the houses adjoining, though thankfully not expected to evictions in the next few hours.
The General Directorate of Traffic, and the 112 Community of Madrid, for their part, are advised to close the windows when driving by the nearby motorways, the A-4 and R-4. Also advise you, wisely, do not stop to contemplate the fire, or become distracted, because what the DGT referred to as “voyeur” can cost you an accident.
The burning of tires between #Seseña #Valdemoro does NOT affect the traffic in #A4 #A4 and #A42 but PREVENTS the #EfectoMirón https://t.co/mPg2YBh76n
— Dir. General Traffic (@DGTes) may 13, 2016
If it circulates for the A-4 or R-4, closed the windows of the car and continues to indications of vehicle emergency. pic.twitter.com/XAv7NZYxil
— 112 Community of Madrid (@112cmadrid) may 13, 2016
What should be done with the tires when they are no longer useful?
Every time you buy a tire you are currently paying for recycling at a charge that you will see reflected on the invoice with an entry similar to “management of waste tyres 1619/2005”.
it Is likely that once you’ve replaced the tires of your car, you’ve found a charge that perhaps you don’t understand, something like “management of waste tyres 1619/2005”. That charge is nothing other than the price that we pay to pay for the environmental management of a tire. That is to say, when you purchase a tire, you’re supporting a part of the cost that it will require such a tire, when it is no longer useful to be processed and recycled. The legislation of the Royal Decree 1619/2005 imposed a series of conditions to ensure proper environmental management of these wastes, which have to support the producers and, ultimately, the end customer.
that Is to say. customers each time we buy a tire, we are paying for that tire to be processed properly, and won’t end up abandoned in a landfill illegal, or in facilities that do not offer the necessary guarantees, with the risk that it poses to the environment. Risk that becomes even more apparent with what happened in Seseña these days.
Spain generates hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste, in the form of a tire into disuse each year. Which is why the major producers of tires are joined together, in a non-profit entity, to facilitate the management of waste, and to comply with the legal precepts. Thus was born in 2005 SIGNUS, the Integrated System of Management of Used Tyres.
The tires have to be collected, classified, and processed for recycling by following a process that ensures the fulfillment of the law and environmental protection in relevant.
When a tire ceases to be useful, it is necessary to pick it up and to classify it. Let’s forget for a moment the tires with a capacity of retreading, used in heavy transport and civil engineering, tyres that have the ability to reconstruct a certain number of times your tread to return to be useful. The workshops in which we purchased the tires have the responsibility to pick up our tires worn out, and send them to a company in charge of their collection and classification.
Even if a tire seems to be an amalgam of rubber without value, a tire that is no longer useful in the wheels of a car, you can have many utilities. Hence, the next step to temporary storage in an open field, like that which, sadly, is on fire right now in Seseña, the processing in a processing plant.
In this processing plant, the tires are fed into a huge grinder that is responsible for crush and screen the tire, separating the rubber from the metal which gives shape to the tire. In this process, the tire has just become a rubber granulate with different diameters, which correspond with the needs of the client that will take advantage of the material in the next stage.
And what applications can be found in a tire recycling?
The ground on which rises a hint of grass artificial, the bituminous mixture with which roads are being constructed, the floors, cushioned playgrounds, and the fuel of cement kilns and steel mills, one day it was a tire.
One of the most common applications passes through its application as a fuel in various industries, usually in a cement plant and steel mills, which exploit the grain of the rubber of the tire due to its high calorific power, low moisture content, and levels of sulfur low, acceptable for combustion.
But that is not all. tires can also be applied to other functions. If you played on a football field grass artificial, these black grains upon which is erected the fake grass one day were a tire. This material is also used for the bituminous mixture with which to build roads, drains and fills of large civil engineering works, and even the floors padded playgrounds.
In short, the tires are still very valuable, even at the time that they are already too worn-out and we have to go to the workshop to replace them.