Norway drops exceptions to tyre landfill ban

Exemptions for several categories of tyre from a general ban on landfill disposal have now been revoked, the Norwegian pollution control authority (SFT) said in a statement yesterday. A new regulation in force from the new year includes previously exempt tyres used on tractors and in some industrial and construction applications. The exemptions are no longer justified because alternative waste-treatment facilities for such tyres are now available, SFT said. See press release.

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