Swaziland Tyre Dump Burns

Burning tyre dumps are nothing new, but for the Matsapha Municipal Council in Swaziland the problem is exacerbated by there being no real route to disposal and locals avoid the disposal fee by dumping their own tyres on waste land.
The Council Environmental Officer, Bongani Masuku, explained that presently, all companies within their town, which needed to dispose of items such as tyres, had to engage private companies, which in turn transported the waste to South Africa where it is then disposed.
Masuku expressed hope that through the Swaziland Environmental Authority, they would soon set up regional storages for such waste to avoid the adverse pollution, which is taking place right at their doorstep.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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