French sales surge ahead of tyre disposal charge

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Paris-The arrival of a tyre disposal surcharge in France has caused a major spike in the replacement market during the first two months of 2004, according to the national polymer industry group SNCP (Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymers).

France’s tyre industry is now responsible for collecting and disposing of all new tyres sold in the country since the end of 2003. These activities are managed by Aliapur-a firm jointly established by Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, Kleber and Pirelli….

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