NZ Government Shies Away From Tyre Issue

The New Zealand Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (IMVIA) is extremely disappointed by the announcement that the NZ government has decided to not proceed with the declaration of tyres as a Priority Product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

This comes after an industry wide working group researched and prepared a report and consensus recommendation at the direct request of Minister Nick Smith.

The key issue was and remains the market failure in the collection and disposal of end-of life tyres, with recent news items about the stockpiles and consequent risks as examples. A declaration of tyres as a Priority Product would have been the first step toward responsible product stewardship and mitigating the environmental effects of end-of-life tyres.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: retreadingbusiness@btconnect.com

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