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.
Sluggish Process for Tyre Markings
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.