The development of Tyrewise – New Zealand’s tyre stewardship scheme takes another step along the path to realisation
The development of tyre stewardship in New Zealand has been a long and winding road, with a series of false starts and delays. Now, after over a decade of negotiations, Tyrewise finally has the finish line in its sights.
Registrations for Tyrewise are now in full swing, with tyre and vehicle importers and sellers, as well as tyre collectors and processors around the country getting in touch to be part of the solution for end-of-life tyres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Tyrewise team has been kept extremely busy with the slew of registrations, making contact, answering questions, and ensuring the process is smooth.
Government regulation means ad hoc tyre disposal charges will be replaced with a tyre stewardship fee on all tyres imported into the country that will be passed through the supply chain. So, it is essential that all players in the market are registered to enable them to continue to trade.