Apr 10

UK Set to Be “Environmental Sick Man of Europe”, Says TRA

The UK’s Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has warned that Britain will be “the environmental sick man of Europe” if the government doesn’t update its waste regulations soon.

At the end of February, European Union legislators passed the first steps to tightening export of waste materials from its members. End-of-life waste tyres were said to be one of the items specifically referenced in the EU’s updated Waste Shipment Regulation.

Under the updated EU regulation, waste cannot be sent to non-OECD countries unless the country concerned is willing to import it and can demonstrate the environmentally sound management of waste through auditing by independent bodies and monitoring by the European Commission.

The TRA has said that legislation will “leave Britain with …

Source: Lets Recycle

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