Sales and marketing manager, Ryan Mifflin explained: “Fifty million tyres represents a saving of more than three quarters million cubic metres of landfill space, enables tyre manufacturers to meet their producer responsibility obligations and provides tyre change depots with a sustainable disposal route.
“Since the company was formed in 2001, we have invested more than £12 million in processing facilities in strategic U.K. conurbations and developed a national network of tyre collectors. We can now boast an exceptional service providing competitive gate fees, full legal compliance and EMAS and ISO14001 accreditation. Year on year, our processing capacity has been steadily meeting the challenge to provide a long-term solution to the recovery and disposal of end of life tyres.”
Sapphire is now processing over one-fifth of all the tyres scrapped in the U.K. each year.