In 2003, the ministry of Transport Malaysia's record indicated more than eleven milion registered vehicles in malaysia. Recent statistics for malaysia indicated more tahan 100% increases in number of registered vehicle within twn years. An average total of more than 5 million scrap tires are produced every year since 1987. At an average of 20kg for each tire, this would come up to 100,000 tonnes a year. The trend iis increasing with increasing populations and number of vehicles.