A new survey on car and motorcycle tyre recycling in Ireland has shown that 97% of tyres produced in 2018 were recycled.
Welcoming the findings of a review into the first year of the Tyre Disposal Scheme, Galway based, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Seán Canney says "These are very impressive results. Of 3.8 million tyres produced last year, 97% were recycled, with 31,000 tonnes of waste tyres recovered.
The scheme was established because of the amount of illegal waste tyre dumping.
Minister Canney told Midwest News today that the first review shows that it has been a success, and he says they are now looking at extending the scheme to trucks and tractors.
Recycled tyres can be put to a variety of uses, including for playgrounds, football pitches, gardens and equestrian arenas.