The TRA warns Britain’s vehicle dismantlers and retailers of inevitable price increases
Moves by India’s environmental regulators to tighten up on waste recovery practices particularly in relation to the processing of end-of-life tyres in unauthorised facilities are driving a big increase in recovery costs across Europe and beyond.
Together with similar moves in some other S.E Asian countries, the Tyre Recovery Association warns vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers that disposal costs could as much as double in the coming weeks and months.
TRA Secretary-General, Peter Taylor said:
“The true cost of tyre recycling has long been masked by artificially low pricing for exported waste especially to India. Britain, together with the USA and a number of other European countries, has been affected by this trade imbalance but recent action by India’s authorities in particular, is bringing about a large reduction in this trade. As a result, tyre collection and recovery cost in the UK and beyond may be expected to rise considerably as the cost of tyre recycling reverts to economically realistic levels”.
About the TRA
A cornerstone of the body is its support for the Responsible Recycler Scheme. All TRA members are fully accredited by the scheme, which ensures that all tyres collected, recycled or reprocessed by them are disposed of or reused in an environmentally friendly or acceptable methods. However, markets for tyre recovery continue to grow and develop and as the EU Landfill Directive is applied right across Europe a new international dimension will evolve. The Tyre Recovery Association has the independent ability to pursue its broader objectives at both industry and government levels, generate performance data specific to its member’s interests as well as develop stronger links across the tyre recycling world.