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Are you registered for recycled waste tyre collection?

All TEPA members are reminded about the importance of recycled waste tyre collection.

Vishal Premlall, national director of TEPA, says that when it comes to recycling tyres, the Waste Tyre Bureau of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, is the custodian of waste tyre collection in South Africa. In this process, waste tyres are transported to processing centres where they are turned into new products or energy.

Today, the rate of tyre recycling has increased from 4% in 2012 to over 60%. Recycling is obviously key for the environment and for a more sustainable future. The Minister of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, has in fact developed an Industry Waste

Tyre Management Plan (IndWTMP), Section 29(1), which will, as soon as approved, be read in conjunction with sections 30, 31 and 32 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008.

It will be legally binding and enforceable holding any non-compliant members accountable. The plan will help better manage waste tyres in South Africa, facilitate waste tyre processing capacity and help to reduce the negative environmental impacts of waste tyres.

As responsible and ethical traders, all TEPA members need to please ensure they are correctly registered. Registration forms can be obtained from Marietjie Smith. Once the form has been completed and submitted, waste tyre collection will automatically commence. Should you experience any problems with collection, please advise Marietjie who will follow up with the relevant government officials.