Tyre recycling case rages
'FAIR AND REASONABLE': The RMI has said it supports "environmental greening and ... what is fair and reasonable in achieving" it.
The North Gauteng High Court has ordered tyre manufacturers affiliated to the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) to register with a controversial government tyre recycling plan.
The High Court on Thursday (Sept 20, 2012) heard arguments from the RMI regarding the implementation of the controversial waste-tyre management plan, the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa).
Judge Hiemstra had been requested by deputy Judge President Van der Merwe to decide the urgency of the RMI’s application for an urgent interdict to prevent the government from proceeding with the roll-out of the Redisa waste-tyre management plan.
The application was ruled as urgent and the RMI will now have the opportunity to present arguments to the court requesting non-compliance with the Redisa plan.
Judge Hiemstra has ruled that the RMI register with Redisa to avoid “possible irreparable harm” should the RMI’s application be unsuccessful.
The full application for an order for the review and setting aside of the Redisa waste-tyre management plan by Edna Molewa, water and environmental affairs minister, is only expected to be heard in 2013.