When tyre recyclers deal with dodgy overseas operators – AustraliaPosted on March 23, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Dodgy overseas operators have caused approximately 100 shipping containers full of used tyres exported from Australia to Malaysia to be abandoned in Penang.
The tyres have been abandoned on the Penang docks after a local Malaysian operator, with no verified processing operations, brought the containers into Malaysia.
The case highlights that tyre recyclers offering cheap deals need to be closely examined to make sure they can deliver what they promise, and that they are genuinely providing reliable, sustainable and environmentally sound recycling of tyres.
This is exactly what will happen to the export of plastic waste from Australia labelled as ‘Fuel”. There will be dodgy operators here and on the receiving end to move the waste along to make a quick dollar and leave the consequences to others.