Tyres: Recylcing and Waste Disposal

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of used tyres are (a) recycled or reused, (b) disposed of in the UK and (c) exported.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Used Tyre Working Group, comprising industry and Government used tyre interests, compiles annual statistics. Their latest figures cover 2017. They estimate that there were 550,000 tonnes of used tyre arisings of which 535,000 tonnes is accounted for as set out in the table below:

Outcome summary

%

Tonnes

Reuse

8.2

43,696

Recycling

50.1

268,266

Recovery

15.1

81,066

Export

26.6

142,098

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