UAE to use recycled tires for road network construction

The UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development announced its plans for building a public road network using a mix of asphalt, and crumb rubber obtained from recycled tires. The two-month pilot project is a part of the ministry’s efforts to build a green road network in the UAE and develop sustainable environment and infrastructure.

Within the framework of the collaboration project between MoID and Michelin, a team of engineers will develop «rubber asphalt» comprising regular concrete mixed with crumb rubber and used tires, which will meet the construction standards of the United Arab Emirates and will be used for future road construction.

This is expected to be a low-maintenance project that cuts noise pollution — says technical expert (Shina.Guide) — At the same time it will help to cut down carbon emission and reduce production waste through using recycled materials instead of the habitual bitumen asphalt.

Regional director of Michelin in the Middle East, Naser Shashaa, emphasized the company’s commitment to achieving sustainability and preserving the environment through implementing its 4R strategy — which aims to reduce, reuse, recycle, and renew materials.