Consultation opportunity – Tyres and large batteries
15 November 2021
The Ministry for the Environment is consulting on product stewardship for tyres and large batteries.
Every year around 6.5 million tyres are imported into New Zealand. When they reach their end of use, about two-thirds go to landfill or are illegally dumped. This creates the risk of fire and toxic emissions.
In 2020, an estimated 1,000 electric vehicle batteries reached their end of use. By 2030 that number could reach 84,000 each year. Mis-managed large batteries also pose risk of fire. If they end up in the landfill or the environment, toxins such as heavy metals are released
You can provide feedback on their proposals until 16 December 2021.