In January two UK fly tipping incidents were reported. The first in Sunderland, involving 250 tyres. The second in Suffolk, where 500 tyres were dumped.
Government & Legislation News
Qatar Sees Recycling Awareness Initiative
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp (Kahramaa) represented by the Tarsheed, recently launched an initiative to create a culture of recycling.
CalRecycle Issues $11 Million in Grants
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) based in Sacramento, has issued grants totalling nearly $11.1 million to 31 communities.
Italy Increases Mandatory Tyre Recycling Rate
From 1 January 2019, tyre producers and importers now have to guarantee the management of waste tyre arisings must equal 95 per cent of the new tyres put on the market.
Saskatchewan to Spend up to $3.3m on Tyre Clearance
The Saskatchewan government says it will spend up to $3.3 million to clean up more than 6,600 tonnes of scrap tyres at a defunct recycling plant.
New Reduction of 3.55% in the Recycling Fee for SIGNUS
At the latest meeting of the Board of Directors of SIGNUS, the budgets for SIGNUS’ tyre management for the next financial year were approved.
OTS Replaced by RPRA
Ontario tyre collectors have until the end of the month to register with a new regulatory group, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA).
Mexico: State Looks at Recycling
Due to the large number of tyres that are discarded without care, the Secretary of Environment (SMA) of Coahuila, Eglantina Canales Gutiérrez, said that there are companies interested in establishing a recycling centre in the Lagunera region.
Irish Farmers Respond to Recycling
Irish Government incentives are helping local farmers to recycle 900 tons of tyres to aid environmental efforts.
New Zealand Seems Incapable of Handling ELT
New Zealand company, Ecoversion Ltd pleaded guilty to charges around its Kaweru District stockpile. However, as is becoming familiar, the stockpile remains.