ERJ staff report (BC)
Glebe, New South Wales, Australia – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final decision to authorise a national Tire Stewardship Scheme for five years, reports Charles Pauka of Transport and Logistics News.
The scheme aims to reduce the quantity of used tires entering landfill, being illegally dumped or exported overseas.
Participants will be required to commit to contribute to the environmentally sound use of end-of-life tires, elimination of the inappropriate export of baled tires from Australia, elimination of the illegal dumping of end-of-life tires and elimination of the disposal of end-of-life tires to landfill.
A$0.25 (€0.20) per passenger car tire equivalent will be levied on tire importers to fund the scheme. Among other things, levy funds will be used by the scheme’s administrator to fund research and development activities for tire-derived products.
The ACCC believes the success of the scheme will ultimately depend on its effective administration, including robust and transparent annual reporting and an independent review. It is important that the scheme deliver tangible benefits, says the Commission.
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