Globally, India has long been seen as somewhat of a dumping ground for ‘End of Life’ Tyres (ELT’s).
Tyre recycling in India has been significant, however it is focused on older pyrolysis technology that, in many cases, is not environmentally sound. In addition to this, containers are currently being turned back from Indian ports and are also being abandoned.
Contentiously, large scale disposal in landfill is common.
The Indian Government’s, National Green Tribunal has been considering a ban on waste tyre imports for some time, and industry expectations was that it could be a decade away.