ITIA provides solution to truck tyre waste charges

The Irish Tyre Industry Association has put a proposal to Department of Climate Control and Environment (DCCAE), which is says will provide a workable approach to the forthcoming application of truck tyre waste charges.

Over the Summer months an ITIA Truck Tyre Sub-Committee has been working hard to devise a workable approach to the forthcoming application of truck tyre waste charges.

This sub-committee was set up in direct response to a request from the Department of Climate Control and Environment (DCCAE) for an “industry solution” to this charge.

The ITIA believes that current legislation, which was designed for a single use product, does not suit or recognise multiple use which is prevalent in the truck tyre sector.

Therefore, the committee has developed a solution that will provide relevant authorities with comprehensive data on all truck tyres placed and removed from the market, ensure no market distortion, provide the best environmental outcome, achieve total transparency in the control of waste stream and ensure no margin opportunity for industry.

“The ITIA proposal has been well received by DCCAE and recently the committee had the opportunity to present its solution to a wider stakeholder group including Repak ELT, PR Limited and the Irish Road Haulage Association. We are delighted that all parties have agreed to review this proposal in detail and revert with their comments and suggestions on how we can move this forward to an implementable solution.,” CEO Sue O’Neill commented.

The members represented on the sub-committee are: Bridgestone Ireland Ltd., Continental Tire, Goodyear Dunlop Ireland, Michelin, Tractamotors (representing ITIA wholesalers) and S Tyres (representing ITIA retreaders).