Tel Aviv, Israel -- Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection has begun enforcement procedures against tyre repair shops, garages and spare parts warehouses for improper storage of yires, in contravention of the provisions of Israel'sTire Disposal and Recycling Law, 2007.
Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra said, "Tire waste is one of Israel's major environmental problems. I instructed professionals in the ministry to increase spot checks in tire repair shops, garages and spare parts warehouses and not to hesitate to take administrative and criminal steps against offenders of the Tire Recycling Law."
Israel's Environment Ministry said, "During unscheduled spot checks of the Green Police and representatives of the Tel Aviv regional office of the ministry, it was found that tyres were stored in contravention to the provisions of the Tire Disposal and Recycling Law, 2007. For example, piles of whole tires were stored in uncovered or unroofed areas in contravention to paragraph 8 of the law. Improper storage may cause water accumulation in the tires and the breeding of mosquitoes which endanger public health, while also increasing the risk of fires and severe air pollution.
Today, the maximum penalty for an offense under the law is a 67,300 shekel (Euro 12 000) fine for an individual and double this sum for a corporation, as well as an additional fine of 6700 shekels for each day in which the offence continues following dispatch of the warning.
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Press release from Israeli Environment ministry