Tyre EPR Registration

Environmental pollution is a major concern worldwide and there are several factors leading to it, tyres being one of them. Presently, more than 1.5 billion of tyre waste is produced globally every year. Out of which, India is contributing around 6 percent of the tyre waste across the globe. Though the number of tyre waste produced in India is comparatively lower than the developed nations. But more than 3 lakh tons of tyre waste is imported by India annually for recycling. According to the statistics shared by World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), out of the total tyre waste produced worldwide, approximately 25 percent gets recycled. Whereas the rest gets disposed and dumped unconsciously resulting into landfills, ocean pollution, and several other environmental hazards. To curb this situation, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change introduced The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

 

However, after several amendments in the rules, they were released by MoEFCC and CPCB in the year 2022 as The Hazardous and Other Wastes Amendment Rules 2022. These rules are effective from 21st July, 2022. These rules are applicable on tyre producers, tyre recyclers, and tyre retreader. According to these rules, every tyre producer, importer, and brand owner who is dealing with the new or old tyres must register for Waste Tyre EPR. They must also adhere to the rules laid down for proper accumulation, transportation, and recycling of waste tyres. In order to protect the environment and ecosystem from the harmful effects of improper disposal of waste tyres, the PIBOs must follow the guidelines to discard the End of Life Cycle Tyres properly.

 

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The PIBOs can easily register online for the Waste Tyre EPR with CPCB for waste tyre management. Any producer or recycler found sharing wrong EPR certification or fake EPR certification will face adverse effects by the Central Pollution Control Board. The rules stated in the 2022 amendment for waste tyre management are strict and any non-compliance with the same will lead to penalties and punishment.

 

 

Significance of Waste Tyre EPR (Extended Producers Responsibility) Registration

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To control the situation of waste tyres leading to the production of toxins, chemicals, and non-degradable waste in water, soil, and air, Waste Tyre EPR Registration is an essential step taken by the Indian government. Let’s explore some of its significance to get more information about it.

 

Facilitates proper recycling and refurbishment – Before the Waste Tyre Management Rules were introduced, the recycling numbers were quite low. However, now recycling businesses and tyre producers have become aware of the same. They are utilizing best recycling techniques to get more out of the recycled tyres for producing multiple new products. It has also minimized the need to consume fresh resources for production of several products.

 

Minimizes the volume of tyre waste – The adherence to the Waste Tyre Management Rules encompasses the proper discarding or recycling or reusing of waste tyres. As more tyres get recycled every year, we will be able to witness the reduction in the landfill and environmental pollution. Recycling and reusing of tyres will help minimize the quantity of the waste tyre dumped every year. Instead, it will make producers and brand owners more aware to start producing tyres made of non-toxic and biodegradable products that don’t lead to environmental pollution.

 

Compliance to the Waste Tyre Management Rules – Being mandatory to follow, it ensures that the tyre producers and brand owners take complete responsibility of the end-of-life impact of the tyre. By registering for Tyre EPR, they comply with the rules laid down by the CPCB and MoEFCC. It helps them offer commitment towards environmental stewardship and also save them from legal penalties and fines.

 

Boosting the economy by generating new opportunities – The awareness regarding the Tyre EPR is fostering new recycling businesses by offering them several economic opportunities through waste tyre collection and recycling. As India imports a huge number of tyre waste every year and recycling it can help produce several valuable resources that have great monetary value. Recycling doesn’t require more water or energy and that is what helps save the cost spent on the production of new rubber products.