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India – AIRTRA & ATMA Consultation on EPR

In line with the directions envisaged in the EPR Policy introduced by the Indian government, the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) and the All India Rubber & Tyre Recyclers Association (AIRTRA), two key stakeholders in the Indian tyre sector, have been holding preliminary consultations to set up a reverse collection mechanism and recycling of end-of-life tyres.


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Chetan Joshi, President of AIRTRA stated:

“Concerning the Extended Producer Responsibility introduced by the Ministry of Environment & Forest for Scrap tyres in India, the two principal stakeholders, ATMA & AIRTRA, met recently to understand the recycling segment to develop a smooth implementation. Producers committed to facilitating a reverse collection mechanism and recycling of end-of-life, post-consumer waste,”

According to the article in, the objective is to circle it back into the system to recover resources embedded in the waste, intending to create more ecological products and enhance recycling technology.

On the 7th of October this year, the visit was undertaken to understand batch and continuous pyrolysis plants/processes in Kishangad, Ajmer and Bhilwada in the State of Rajasthan by P.K Mohamed, Chief Advisor R & D Apollo Tyres, who represented ATMA and AIRTRA by Chetan Joshi. President, AIRTRA.

“The two-way efforts would like to determine the innovative approach to re-use the recycled scrap into new resources. Those can be utilised by end-users effectively, reduce the hard environmental effects, and develop an ecological way to use the waste. Both stakeholders are looking forward to organising workshops soon to engage all players and make the EPR policy a success in India.”

The second round of meetings is expected this month.