It will soon be compulsory to recycle tyres in South Africa, which will stop tyres being burnt for scrap metal or regrooved.

It will soon be compulsory to recycle tyres in South Africa, which will stop tyres being burnt for scrap metal or regrooved.

According to , a declaration making tyre recycling compulsory will be signed within the next month by Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of environmental affairs and tourism.

This declaration is expected to lead to a collection and recycling industry that will create 800 jobs.

Etienne Human & Associates, a business consulting group with a focus on the tyre industry, tyre manufacturers Goodyear, Continental, Bridgestone-Firestone and Dunlop; importers Michelin, Yokohama and Pirelli have formed the non-profit SA Tyre Recycling Process Company. This company will collect old tyres and take them to recycling points.

About one per cent of each tyre’s cost will be added to price when sold, which will then pay for the cost of recycling.