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Sustainable rubber recycling, a global story: Gopi Sekhar at TEDxKL 2013

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Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Terrible Mistakes In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

Terrible Mistakes
In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

The reality of the numbers

The reality of the numbers

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TEDxKL 2013

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Air Pollution Loophole Puts Communities in Danger from Unregulated Waste Burning

Groups sue U.S. EPA to close loophole, protect public health and the environment

June 16, 2011

Washington, D.C.  —

Burning Solid Waste

Earthjustice, on behalf of Sierra Club, Montanans Against Toxic Burning, Huron Environmental Activist League and Downwinders at Risk filed a lawsuit in federal court today that challenges an egregious air pollution loophole supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The suit disputes the Obama EPA’s unprecedented assertion that burning industrial solid waste as a fuel—akin to coal or natural gas—is a form of recycling, and therefore not subject to key provisions of the Clean Air Act that protect people from the harmful air emissions that result. Industry groups have pressed previous administrations long and hard for just such a favor, but the Obama administration is the first to acquiesce so broadly to their demands.

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TIA & RMA Proposed EPA Restrictions on Burning Tyres as Fuel

Two industry organizations are objecting to a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would designate scrap tires as a “solid waste.” If the regulations are adopted, manufacturers that currently utilize tire-derived fuel (TDF) — such as cement kilns and paper mills — will have to operate under the tougher standards directed at commercial incinerators.

TDF-burning facilities would fall under more stringent Section 129 emissions regulations in the Clean Air Act, which would mean revamping or replacing current combustion units. The fear is that these firms would reject using TDF in favor of more traditional fuels — thus lessening demand for old tires.  Read more

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