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Intro Retyrement

The mountains of tyres you can see in merchants yards at the side of the road or from the train can be an amazing sight, just in terms of their sheer number. In 1999, the Used Tyre Working Group estimated that around 430,000 tonnes were disposed of. There are currently 50 million used tyres entering the waste stream each year, a figure that is increasing year on year. But where do they go? While more than 70% are recovered, the majority of the others are landfilled or dumped ...