Manufactured by ELDAN Recycling S/A in Denmark, The ELDAN Heavy Duty Super Chopper (SC-HD) mining tyre recycling system can process mining tyres of typically 3 to 4 meter in diameter and weight 4 to 6 tons per tyre, at a capacity of approximately 4-6 ton per production hour. This is suitable for new companies and start-ups looking at investing in tyre recycling and shredding.
Just like other African countries, the biggest challenge South Africa is facing is turning a huge tyre waste problem into a cost beneficial business. Highlighting the magnitude of the challenge, in an article (What happens to used tyres in SA?), The 2019 Business Day Edition reported: “In SA, it is estimated that 11-million waste tyres are lying in dumps, as stockpiles or simply scattered across residential, industrial and rural areas. Thousands of tons more are added to that dangerous level every year.”