Tyrewise – solutions for end of life tyres
Most tyres, even if collected by reputable collectors end up in landfills around the country. MTA is a leading member of the Industry Working Group on the Tyrewise project, to develop a product stewardship scheme for end of life tyres in New Zealand.
In March 2012, the Waste Minimisation Fund, which is administered by the Ministry for the Environment, granted funding for the development of a stewardship programme for End of Life tyres (ELTs). The project enables industry to work together to deliver a consistent nationwide approach to the responsible disposal of tyres. The expected outcome of the project is a roadmap for the introduction of a widely supported, permanent and sustainable end-use solution for ELTs in New Zealand.
Various industry stakeholders are being consulted on the project. Stakeholders include companies and organisations representing tyre importers and suppliers, new and used car importers, tyre recyclers, motor services, and motorists as well as local and central government. An Industry Working Group drawn from the above stakeholders is developing the project, with 3R Group appointed as the Project Managers.
The project was officially commenced in March 2012, and recommendations around implementation of a permanent programme are scheduled to be published by the end of March 2013.
To learn more about the Tyrewise programme, phone 0800 Tyrewise (897 394) or email Tyrewise. Click on the logo below to visit the website.