Surfaces in recycled rubber shaped to recreate their main applications, such as: football pitches, athletics tracks, “silent” and long-lasting asphalts: a whole car is dedicated to the recycling of End-of-Life tyres of Ecopneus, where installations, games and illustrations will explain the advantages of recycling of this precious material both to students and visitors,
Ecopneus collected and managed about 5,782 tonnes of ELTs (End-of-Life tyres) in Abruzzo in 2018. This is equivalent to the weight of 642 thousand automobile tyres. If we were to put them in a row, we could create a line that is about 320 km long: the distance between Pescara and Ravenna!
How can End-of-Life tyres fight climate change, limit the use of fossil resources and of energy, and contribute to make our cities more sustainable and “smarter”?
From tomorrow until 8th March, at the FS Railway station of Pescara, adults and children will find an answer to this question visiting the car set up by Ecopneus on the TrenoVerde (GreenTrain). This is the historical itinerating campaign of Legambiente and Ferrovie dello Stato (the Italian National Railways). Ecopneus is a main partner of the event. This year the campaign is dedicated to a great global challenge: leave the era of fossil resources and stop climate change.
The third car of the train is fully dedicated to the chain of End-of-Life Tyre (ELT) recovery and recycling of Ecopneus. The rubber a tyre is made of is, indeed, a material of great quality used to make “silent”, safe and long-lasting asphalts, football pitches, multi-purpose sports surfaces, soundproofing panels, urban furniture objects, energy, and much more.
Inside the car, the visitors will find a comfortable floor made with over 1,000 kg of recycled rubber, which has been shaped and coloured to reproduce some of its main applications, such as: tennis courts, cycle lanes, or athletics tracks. Illustrations, games, and installations will lead children and adults along an educative path to personally understand the importance of a correct recycling of ELTs and the multiple applications of recycled rubber.
Giovanni Corbetta, General Manager of Ecopneus stated: “Taking part to the TrenoVerde journey – for Ecopneus, it is its third year in a row – is an excellent occasion to show the value and the importance of ELT recycling to the many students and citizens involved, by the means of many fields of applications of this amazing material: from anti-shock mats for playgrounds for the youngest children, to roads; from football and volleyball courts of the school gyms, to bollards; from benches and flower boxes, to insulation materials for the building sector. We dedicate great attention to education, because the culture of environmental protection must be a central value, especially for the younger generations, who are tomorrow’s adult citizens”.
In 2018, Ecopneus collected and managed 5,782 tonnes of ELTs in Abruzzo. At provincial level, 2,268 tonnes have been collected in the Province of Chieti, 1,294 t in the one of Teramo, 1,243t at L’Aquila and 977 t in the Provinve of Pescara.
The TrenoVerde left from Rome on 15th February and it has already stopped in Palermo (18th-20th February), Bari (22nd -24th February),Naples (26th-28th February) Rome (2nd-4th march) and Pescara (6th-8th March). The tour of Italy will then carry on towards Arezzo (10th-12thMarch), Civitanova Marche (14th-16th March), Rimini (18-20 March), Padua (22-24 March), Genoa (26-28 March), Turin (30th March-1st April) and will end in Milan (3-5 April).