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Figure 6 - Use Vehicles observed on major Hong Kong roads (See Appendix O).

As shown in Figure 6, taxis comprise a considerable percentage of observed

traffic, meaning the tyre waste from taxis will be considerably more than other

vehicles. The vehicles observed on the roads the most is the passenger car, which is

surprising due to the extensive public transportation system in Hong Kong. The data

suggested that small cars and taxis contribute the most to tyre waste.

Another significant source of waste tyres is trucks, especially small trucks.

However, our data was not conclusive so we were not able to determine the exact

percentage of waste tyres generated annually by the small trucks. Trucks make up

about ten percent of the vehicles in Hong Kong and through interviews we determined

that not all of them use retreaded tyres.

Illegal dumping is also a problem due to the fees associated with tyre

collection and splitting prior to burial. Mr. Lee informed us that approximately 4,000

tons of tyres are illegally dumped every year. Tyre collection companies will often

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