Government & Legislation News

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Tyre recycler in Uganda faces closure notice for environmental failings

Environment Agency expects changes to T8 and S2 Exemptions for tyre operations

The ECHA investigation into microplastics may effectively ban the use of <5mm crumb rubber infill

Malaysian locals around Port Klang are showing growing concern about the environment. This follows publicity about the pollution incident at Sg Kim Kim. The claims are rife, according to the Malay Mail.  Claims are being made that illegal plastic and tyre recycling factories operating around Kampung Teluk Gong are ‘protected’ by an influential individual with the title of  ‘Datuk’.

When China banned the import of most plastics, there was a fear that source states without the waste infrastructure would be swamped by plastics. However, instead of developing solutions, they were relieved to find that other destinations had left their doors open.

 

Italy took a long time arriving at one of the most competitive tyre stewardship schemes in Europe. In its original format it allowed any group to establish a consortium to collect and manage the recovery of end of life tyres.

 

A protest by villagers near Gemencheh, Malaysia, has led to the closure of an illegal factory involved in the burning of used tyres.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched public consultation on the restriction dossier for microplastics intentionally added to products.

Following investigations into the pollution incident at Sg Kim Kim, three people have now been charged.

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa) says that it is committed to reviving its operations. Discover more about this story by clicking on the link.

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