Entrepreneurial partnership launched to tackle Scotland's waste tyres

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Entrepreneurial Scotland have formed a new partnership aimed at reducing the problem of waste tyres.

Announced at the Global Tyre Challenge event, the partnership will challenge entrepreneurs to find sustainable business opportunities for waste tyres over the next five years.

SEPA has also announced its plans to develop a Sector Plan which will tackle waste tyres and criminal behaviours such as fly-tipping which come as a result.

Terry A’hearn, SEPA chief executive, said: “The most prosperous businesses in the 21st century will embed the importance of a circular economy at the heart of their operations and will be purpose driven to seek opportunities which bring profitability through environmental innovation.”

Approximately 100 tyres are turned into waste every 15 minutes in Scotland, placing huge pressure on organisations to find an environmental solution.

James Stuart, managing director of Entrepreneurial Scotland, added: "Partnering with SEPA is a fantastic example of how collaboration can solve real challenges and support Scotland in becoming the most entrepreneurial society in the world."

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