Stakeholders discuss introduction of visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) for truck tyres

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and tyre industry stakeholders are involved in discussions on the introduction of the visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) for truck tyres, which was due to come into force in April, Tyre Trade.ie has learned.

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A spokesperson for the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment told TyreTrade.ie: “The Truck Tyre Working Group has been established and the first meeting of the Group took place on January 17, 2018. Representatives of all the major stakeholders attended the meeting. A number of action points arose from this meeting which are being addressed at the moment.”

“It is likely that the Group will meet again in the coming weeks to consider a draft report to the Minister which will include recommendations in relation to the timing and level of a visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) for truck tyres,” the spokesperson concluded.