Waste tyres economic research

Waste tyres economic research: Intervention options to promote investment in on-shore waste tyres recycling

In 2014, the Ministry for the Environment commissioned KPMG to research economic barriers to tyre recycling in New Zealand. The report focused on identifying:

  • economic drivers and barriers to investment in tyre recycling
  • potential government interventions to address the barriers
  • recommendations for implementation strategies.

The report confirmed that investment in recycling remains hampered by three principal barriers including limited markets for recycled tyre products, a lack of scale, and insufficient funding in the absence of markets.

KPMG shortlisted three intervention options for which a cost-benefit analysis was completed: status quo; bounded free market; and mandatory product stewardship.


Source: Ministry for the Environment

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