Repak ELT welcomes the outcome of the review of operation of compliance scheme for tyres issued today. Since it began operation in October 2017, 2,630 operators have joined the Repak ELT scheme. Repak ELT funded the recycling and recovery of 31,000 tonnes of car tyres over its first year in operation. In total, 97% of these tyres were recycled.
Commenting on the report, Bill Collins, CEO Repak ELT, said: “The key findings and recommendations of the review are a positive endorsement of the operation of the scheme. We welcome Minister Bruton’s comments regarding extending the Scheme to other categories of tyres and his call for producers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of disposing of goods they place on the market”.
The review further recognises the significant progress made to date by Repak ELT and other stakeholders in the environmentally sound management of end of life tyres, thereby resolving an issue which posed a real threat to public health and the environment.
Mr Collins added: “The success of the scheme is down to the continued support of its 2,654 members and its network of authorised tyre collectors and the various stakeholders who are committed to the environmental management of waste tyres in Ireland. Repak ELT is very much looking forward to implementing the recommendations of the review, building on the success to date and taking the scheme to the next level”