What can happen if end-of-life tires (ELTs) are not managed properly?

The mismanagement of ELTs is a missed opportunity for the circular economy. Tires and their materials can provide an inexpensive, yet valuable, resource for a variety of applications.

Further, the absence of appropriate ELT management can lead to the unregulated dumping of tires that might present risks. For example, unmanaged tire piles are a fire risk, they are also a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes which can be vectors for disease. There is also risk that unmanaged ELTs are reused illegally in conditions that do not meet safety standards.

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