Nowadays most of the houses have a vehicle. If you also have a vehicle in your house, then you would know that after a while the tires of the vehicle start getting damaged. For this reason, it is replaced and the old tires removed. But have you ever wondered what is done with those old tires? If this question comes to your mind too but you do not know the answer to it, then today I am going to tell you about it. The government has a policy regarding these old tires. In this, the government has made some changes recently. Let us know about it in more detail. According to the data provided for the National Green Tribunal (NGT) case, every year around 2,75,000 tires are discarded across the country. However, there is no comprehensive plan for its disposal.
About 3 million waste tires are imported into India every year for recycling. On September 19, 2019, in a matter relating to proper management of end-of-life tyres/waste tyres (ELT), the NGT had directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct detailed waste management and submit a plan for waste tyres and their recycling.
Recycling of Tires
Waste tires are recycled as recycled rubber, crumb rubber, crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB), recovered carbon black, and pyrolysis oil/char.
As per 2019 reports, the petitioner in the NGT case had argued that the pyrolysis industry in India produces low-quality products that need to be banned to prevent environmental damage and the industry emits excessive cancer-causing pollutants. Which are very harmful to our respiratory system.