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Reuters details how the used tire trade is fueling a waste crisis in Asia

Reuters details how the used tire trade is fueling a waste crisis in Asia

In an insightful report, Reuters documented a growing international trade in waste tires that pollute the communities that host them. Global trade in waste tires has almost doubled in the past five years, mainly to developing countries like India and Malaysia. Many of the tires are sent to recycling operations that comply with emissions and waste disposal regulations. But there is also a vast trade to backyard pyrolysis operations that do not, according to local authorities.