TEA Backgrounder: Impacts & Alternatives to Burning Tires


In September 2004, TEA issued a Background paper on the environmental and air quality impacts of burning tires, and the alternatives.

The report was written in response to a proposal that would allow some tires to be burnt instead of recycled in Ontario.

Click here to read the background report

The report includes the following topics:

  • Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act
  • Financial Incentives in Proposed Scrap Tire Diversion Program
  • Air Quality Impacts of Burning Tires
  • Environmental Impacts of Tire Production
  • Recycling Markets on the Increase for Tires in North America