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Some states still allow large stockpiles, thereby providing a breeding ground

for disease-causing insects and a fire hazard. However, those stockpiles are also

readily available for recycling, unlike tyres buried in landfills. The United States also

has relaxed emissions regulations that allow for the burning of tyres, so that method

of waste management is most common (Lundin, personal communication, November

28, 2006. See Appendix D). For a breakdown of the recycling methods used in the

United States in 2003, refer to Figure 4.

Figure 4 - Uses of recycled tyres in the United States for 2003. This graph is compiled from statistics found at the following source: (Environmental Protection Agency, 2007).

European Union

The European Union (EU) is as experienced in dealing with tyre waste as the

United States. Tyre waste legislation in the EU has become much more stringent in

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