India Places Onus of Tyre Recycling on the Tyre Manufacturers

A new set of guidelines being prepared by the Indian government to manage waste tyres will put a large part of the onus of tyre disposal on tyre companies as well as the dealerships. According to the draft guidelines in the Waste Tyres Management Rules 2017, tyre companies will be expected to prepare and execute an ‘integrated waste tyre management plan’ which will include “operational mechanisms for collection and disposal of waste tyres equivalent to its annual production and/or import quantity”. In other words, India is driving for an Extended Producer Responsibility tyre recovery scheme.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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