A protest by villagers near Gemencheh, Malaysia, has led to the closure of an illegal factory involved in the burning of used tyres.
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ECHA Consultation May Have Serious Implications for Tyre Recycling
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched public consultation on the restriction dossier for microplastics intentionally added to products.
Malaysian Court Charges Three
Following investigations into the pollution incident at Sg Kim Kim, three people have now been charged.
REDISA Return Expected
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.
Malaysia: Toxic Dump Clean-up
Some of the chemicals in the suspected pyrolysis waste dumped into Sg Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang are carcinogenic.
Malaysian Dump Linked to Pyrolysis
A Malaysian DOE investigation team seized items from factories in Kulai and Pasir Gudang to be used as evidence following the pollution of Sg Kim Kim.
India Amends Waste Regulations
The Indian government has amended The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016
Texas Increases Tyre Recycling Rate
In Texas, unsightly piles of used and scrap tyres are increasingly being turned into fuel, or used as mulch in landscapes.
UK Government Consults on Waste
The UK government has launched a series of consultations into waste management to cut plastic pollution and address other waste issues.
Utah’s Waste Tyre Programme Comes Under Scrutiny
A recent legislative audit found that Utah’s tyre recycling programme, funded by a $1 fee on every new tyre sold, may be falling short of its goals.