As regular readers know, used tyres are often a point of discussion in the UK. They’re also a talking point in Bahrain, but the island nation’s issues with used tyres differ somewhat from ours. The Gulf Daily News reported on 5 December that storage centres are being set up across Bahrain; the purpose of these is to house used tyres in order, as the newspaper writes, to “stop saboteurs from burning them on the street and to protect the environment from fumes and smoke.”