Ban on waste tyre exports to China and Vietnam

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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has advised that the export of waste (end of life) tyres to China and Vietnam is banned. 

Used tyres being exported for re-use on vehicles are not affected by this ban.

This prohibition on export to these two destinations has arisen due to both countries declaring waste tyres to be hazardous waste and banning their importation.  As a signatory to the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste, New Zealand is required to prohibit the export to these destinations. 

Further information can be found here  on the EPA website.

05 June 2015


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