Environmental and Regulatory Measures
Waste Management Incentives
Burying waste in landfills and the burning of tires are methods that have serious environmental consequences. They also destroy valuable commodities that could be easily recycled. Governments and industries are continuously adopting initiatives and programs that promote recycling and reuse. Current waste management regulation is instrumental in restricting the use of landfilling and waste-to-energy methods. Landfills let many toxins enter our ecosystem and create CO2, the main cause of global warming. Emissions from Tire-Derived fuels, or the burning of tires, if not well scrubbed, can release toxins and pollutants into the atmosphere. Policies are designed to promote technologies such as TDP because they create higher added value by producing renewable resources that will be needed in the future.
In an effort to improve the efficiency of waste management, governments and industries have begun to implement “Manufacturers’ Responsibility Program” (MRP) or “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR), whereby manufacturers are responsible to take back and dispose of the products they manufacture that have achieved their end-of-life.