Minister of environmental affairs Edna Molewa

JOHANNESBURG - Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa is considering four industry waste tyre management proposals to deal with the threat of indiscriminate disposal to the environment.

“The broad policy direction is to reduce the environmental externalities associated with waste tyres by diverting waste tyres away from landfill and maximizing the value extracted from waste tyres as a resource by encouraging reuse, recycling and waste to energy," Molewa said.

She invited public comments on the advantages or disadvantages of each waste tyre management plan throughout the value chain.

" Views on the impact of the plans on training and development towards the creation of sustainable jobs are welcome," the minister added, also calling for opinion on the financial costs of implementing the plans.

- African News Agency (ANA)