Proposed product stewardship regulations: Tyres and large batteries

Closed 16 Dec 2021

Opened 4 Nov 2021

Overview

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.

We consulted on proposed regulations for product stewardship of tyres and large batteries.

Regulations would give manufacturers, sellers and users more responsibility for ensuring used tyres and large batteries do not end up in landfills or the environment.

Read the consultation document on Proposed product stewardship regulations: Tyres and large batteries [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Read the summary document on Proposed product stewardship regulations: Tyres and large batteries [PDF, 2.1 MB]

What happens next

This consultation closed on 16 December 2021.

We will take your feedback into consideration and announce decisions on regulations for tyres and batteries in 2022.