Italian Police Chase Illegal Waste Operators

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In mid-October, the Italian Police in San Zeno, Brescia, made a series of arrests for the illegal trafficking of waste. In the latest case a Ghanaian man of no-fixed-abode was stopped whilst touring the streets of San Zeno Naviglio looking for custom.

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Inside his van the Police found six tonnes of used tyres. It is believed that the tyres had been scavenged from landfills or taken from local workshops. Some of the tyres were still suitable for use, but most were only suitable for recycling and should have been disposed of through the proper channels.

The authorities seized the vehicle from the operator. This was the latest in a series of such actions by the Police investigating waste crimes in Italy.

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. 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.


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