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dump tyres illegally, being unaware of how severe the fines are if they are caught.

One garage we interviewed stated they did not realize how severe the fines were until

they read in the papers how one company caught dumping two tyres was fined several

thousand Hong Kong dollars. It is apparent that illegally dumped tyres are a

significant percentage of the waste tyres produced, and create further problems since

municipal workers have to locate and dispose of these tyres. Illegal waste dumps can

often be seen in remote areas of Hong Kong, such as by ports or under bridges away

from residential areas (See Figure 7).

Figure 7 - Waste tyres and other trash seen under a bridge in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong.

4.2 Recycling Techniques

We have identified numerous techniques for tyre recycling, however not all

are feasible in Hong Kong. Recycled rubber mats and stamped rubber products are the

only tyre products currently being used commercially in Hong Kong, although Mr.

Lee informed us of pilot projects in Hong Kong dealing with artificial reefs and

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