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ELT Mgmt: Regulatory Mis-steps, Mistakes, Makeovers

June 3, 2015

ELT Management: Regulatory Mis-steps, Mistakes, Makeovers

Presented to the Tyre Industry Summit 2015 by Glenn Maidment, President of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

Top 10 Elements Which Should Not be in a End-of-Life Tyre Regulation:

1. Tyre Eco Fee Amount
2. Probhibition of Eco Fee Visibility
3. A restricted definition of “Producer”
4. A listing of tyre categories captured by Regs
5. A requirement for “Design for Environment”
6. Gov’t. appointment to an industry board
7. Arbitrary restrictions on viable market opportunities
8. A requirement for Producers to pay tyre retailers a handling allowance
9. A requirement for a detailed Stewardship Plan
10. Creation of a Gov’t Oversight Body

Top 10 Elements Which Should be in a End-of-Life Tyre Regulation

1. Demand Outcomes i.e. diversion & accessibility targets
2. Allow Producers to Discharge Obligations via Contract with Service Providers
3. Allow Producers to Join a Collective
4. Require Annual 3rd Party Audited Reports
5. Encourage Gov’t to support green procurement
6. Gov’t. must provide enforcement provisions
7. Demand clean-up of existing scrap tyre piles
8. Prohibit tyre retailer charging consumer a fee to dispose of their old tyres
9. Require a responsibility for public education
10. A generic definition of tyre types captured under Regulation