The Integral Action and Development Support Battalion No.4 and the Services Battalion No. 7 of the Seventh Brigade developed the first tire recycling campaign in Villavicencio.
The Seventh Brigade developed the first tire recycling campaign of 2018 together with the Integral Action and Development Support Battalion No.4, Cormacarena, the Ministry of Environment, Government and Health, the National Police, tire repair workers and businessmen who commercialize tires. All of them work articulately to reduce the environmental impact generated by the inadequate handling and disposal of used tires in the municipality.
During the activity, 2300 tires were recycled. Talks were given to businessmen and the community in general about the risks that the inadequate handling of used tires poses to the environment and health.
With these activities, the Integral Action and Development Support Battalion No.4 and the Seventh Brigade seek to promote recycling, protection of the environment and public health, since this type of material, when exposed to the elements, can generate proliferation of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika fever, as well as visual pollution and affect the natural resources.
It is worth noting that these elements are made up of 80% rubber, 15% canvas and 5% steel, so they are reusable. For this reason, our heroes of the National Army will continue to work for the protection of the environment, in a joint manner with other institutions.