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Goa State Pollution Control Board Acts on Tyres

The island of Goa, beloved by holidaymakers has had enough of illegally dumped waste

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSCPB) in line with India’s EPR scheme, has instructed all tyre producewrs, recyclers and retreaders to register their operations with the GSCPB.

GSPCB issued a notice recently advising all operators that they required consent to function from the Board under Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution Act 1974, and under Section 21 of the Air(Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act 1981.

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued amendment rules in July 2022, establishing an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for waste tyres. This is being rolled out throughout India in an attempt to address the country’s waste tyre arisings.

Ironically, since the announcement of EPR, India has been importing even more tyres than before. Exactly the opposite of what was expected to happen when EPR was introduced.

Source: Times of India