Tunisia Accelerates the Introduction of a Used Tyre Programme

Nesrine Abid, director of chemical industries at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Tunisia, claims that there are only six tyre recycling companies in Tunisia, of which, only one is active. Therefore, she says, there has to be an acceleration of the framework for tyre recycling.

The end of life tyre sector faces a number of obstacles, mainly the lack of a collection and transport system for the 15 million annual arisings and the difficulties encountered in exporting and marketing this type of material.
Tarek Zrelli, the representative of the National Waste Management Agency (ANGED), said that the legal and regulatory framework for the ELT sector is insufficient and does not encourage investment in this area. In this regard, he noted the lack of a well-organised institutional framework for the collection, transport and recovery of used tyres, in addition to problems related to customs procedures and the lack of financial support from the State.

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