“This joint industry/government approach is a great achievement and I particularly welcome the commitment of the tyre industry to finding a solution to the problems associated with end-of-life tyres.
“In Australia, approximately 240,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres enter the waste stream each year. These are landfilled, stockpiled or illegally dumped,” Mr Garrett said. “The proposed recycling scheme will drive innovation, decrease environmental impacts and build end-of-life management costs into product prices.
“I encourage all interested stakeholders to comment on the proposed scheme during the consultation period, which runs from May to July.” During this time, public forums on the proposed scheme will be held in major cities across Australia.