The quantity of end-of-life tyres collected for recovery increased dramatically when producer liability was introduced. The success of the system of management of end-of-life tyres is measured by the level of recovery. The average level of recovery in the EU countries in 2005 was 85%. In Slovenia, measures were taken to reach this percentage, which is also the target level of the EU.
The indicator shows the number of end-of-life tyres collected for recovery.
An end-of-life tyre is a car tyre that the owner cannot or will not use due to damage, wear, and other causes, and therefore discards it or plans to discard it. End-of-life tyres are waste tyres from personal vehicles, semi-trailers, lorries and mobile machinery from the group of waste with the classification number 16.01.03 in accordance with the directive regulating waste management, and other scrap tyres that are similar to car tyres in their composition. An end-of-life tyre is also a car tyre that is returned by the end user to the distributer based on a complaint concerning a defect of delivered goods (Decree on the manner, subject of and conditions for performing mandatory public utility service for the management of waste tyres, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 71/06).
Concessionaire Reports, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, 2007
|collected and delivered for recovery end-of-life tyres
- To establish a unified system of collecting end-of-life tyres on the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
- To prevent unauthorised disposals.
- To ensure different possibilities for recovery and disposal.
Decree on the manner, subject of and conditions for performing mandatory public utility service for the management of waste tyres (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 71/06)
Peter Tomše, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning