New rules for tyres stored outdoors
New rules for outdoor tyre storage have passed into law with the gazetting of new environmental standards under the Resource Management Act 1991
The NES is one of a set of initiatives to address the problem of what to do with end-of-life tyres in New Zealand. Another is regulated product stewardship.
Tyres are one of six priority products for regulated product stewardship schemes announced in July 2020
A regulated tyre stewardship scheme will encourage more and better uses for end-of-life tyres. Consultation on regulations to support a product stewardship scheme for tyres is planned for later this year.
The regulations come into force on 20 August 2021.
Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Storing Tyres Outdoors) Regulations 2021 [New Zealand Legislation website]