Tyre-burning has now started

Tyre-burning has now started
Published: 30 March 2007

Rugby Cement plant, UK, has announced that tyre-burning has started at its plant.

Just a few weeks ago, the Lawford Road plant was granted permission to burn shredded tyres as an alterntaive to fossil fuels.

And in the last few minutes, Cemex - who owns the plant - said tyre-buring has now begun.

The company is also looking to burn Climafuel, a mixture of household waste.

Campaigners have been fighting against tyre-burning, claiming the fumes are dangerous to the public - an argument Cemex strongly denies.