Revised technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of used tyres

The parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal have considered the difficulties involved in identifying and managing used [and waste pneumatic] tyres, given their potential harmful effects on human health and the environment. Accordingly, technical guidelines on the identification and management of used tyres were prepared. They were adopted by the Conference of Parties to the Convention by its decision V/26, with the first version published in October 2000 and reissued in November 2002