According to the article by Tyre and Rubber Recycling magazine, the T8 Exemption, originally designed to support small businesses in the UK tire recycling sector, has been misused and abused, leading to negative impacts on legitimate, permitted recycling businesses. The article highlights that the T8 Exemption allows operators to store and handle large quantities of tires without proper oversight, leading to uncontrolled exports of tires, which undermines recycling efforts and environmental regulations.

The article discusses how the Environment Agency and the UK government are recognizing the need for change and are planning to abolish the T8 Exemption. This move aims to address the challenges caused by the misuse of the exemption and create a more regulated and sustainable tire recycling industry in the UK.

To continue reading, please proceed to the original article on the Tyre and Rubber Recycling magazine's website.