Irish waste-tire scheme to proceed amid concerns

Dublin – The Irish government will introduce new tire recovery regulations next month, despite concerns within the tire industry – both in Ireland and the UK.

Minister for communications, climate action and environment Denis Naughten, on 18 Sept, signed a bill to introduce new regulatory structures for the tire sector with effect from 1 Oct.

The bill, he said, will stem the stockpiles of waste tires – estimated at 750,000 –  which “are illegally dumped around the countryside, potentially causing toxic fire threats and damage to human…

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