Tire burning approval criticized

The McNeil Government’s shift from recycling tires to burning them has sparked an angry response from environmental groups.

Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Brookfield would be allowed to burn tires instead of coal in a one-year pilot project.

Mark Butler of the Ecology Action Centre is baffled by the Environment Department’s approval. Butler says this goes against one of the fundamentals…recycling is preferred over burning plastic or rubber.