ELT MANAGEMENT:
WHAT THE LAW SAYS

Disposal of End of Life Tires is regulated by an articulated regulation, which excludes the transfer to landfills. This is where Greentire comes into play. For partenrs It manages ELTs recycling, dealing with the fulfilment of legal obligations.
An activity for the benefit of tire dealers, workshops and service stations authorized to tires replacement: it guarantees them a fast, efficient and totally free ELT withdrawal service, in accordance with the law. And with positive repercussions for the entire community.
Here is the related regulation on the subject of End of Life Tires Management.

ELT MANAGEMENT:
WHAT THE LAW SAYS

Disposal of End of Life Tires is regulated by an articulated regulation, which excludes the transfer to landfills. This is where Greentire comes into play. For partenrs It manages ELTs recycling, dealing with the fulfilment of legal obligations.
An activity for the benefit of tire dealers, workshops and service stations authorized to tires replacement: it guarantees them a fast, efficient and totally free ELT withdrawal service, in accordance with the law. And with positive repercussions for the entire community.
Here is the related regulation on the subject of End of Life Tires Management.

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REFERENCE
LEGISLATION

REFERENCE
LEGISLATION

WHAT IS THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION

For each purchase of new tires, an item on the invoice indicates the additional amount intended to cover the costs of managing ELTs treatment. This quota is the so-called Environmental Contribution: each consortium defines it from year to year, and it is determined by the sum of the individual costs that make up the ELT management chain.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TABLE 2019
CategoryUser VehiclesEnvironmental contribution
AMopeds and motorcyclesEnvironmental contribution:

A1 
kg(2→4): € 0,80
BMotor vehicles and their trailers (cars, mixed-use cars, motor homes, etc.)Environmental contribution:

B1 
kg(6→18): € 2,10
CTrucks, buses (trucks, articulated vehicles, articulated lorries, filoveicoli, road tractors, etc.)Environmental contribution:

  • C1 kg(20→40,99): € 7,50
  • C2 kg(41→70): € 16,00
DAgricultural machines, operating machines, industrial machines (tractors, excavators, etc.)Environmental contribution:

  • D0 kg(0→4): € 0,30
  • D1 kg(4,01-20,99): € 2,05
  • D2 kg(21-40,99): € 6,00
  • D3 kg(41-70,99): € 11,80
  • D4a kg(71-109,99): € 18,50
  • D4b kg(110-130,99): € 30,00
  • D5a kg(131-159,99): € 36,00
  • D5b kg(160-200,99): € 41,00
  • D6a kg(201-299,99): € 60,35
  • D6b kg(300-499,999): € 87,00
  • D6c kg(500-749,999): € 142,70
  • D6d kg( >750): € 225,00

Greentire is committed to reduce the costs of ELTs management, a goal that can be achieved by optimizing the processes that make up the supply chain. It result management surpluses, by law the 30% of these are destined by the consortium to interventions to reduce of the end of life tires historical stocks on the national territory. “Historical stocks” means any pre-existing storage of ELTs upon entry into force of the 2011 Ministerial Decree (see above).

WHAT IS THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION

For each purchase of new tires, an item on the invoice indicates the additional amount intended to cover the costs of managing ELTs treatment. This quota is the so-called Environmental Contribution: each consortium defines it from year to year, and it is determined by the sum of the individual costs that make up the ELT management chain.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TABLE 2019
CategoryUser VehiclesEnvironmental contribution
AMopeds and motorcyclesEnvironmental contribution:

A1 
kg(2→4): € 0,80
BMotor vehicles and their trailers (cars, mixed-use cars, motor homes, etc.)Environmental contribution:

B1 
kg(6→18): € 2,10
CTrucks, buses (trucks, articulated vehicles, articulated lorries, filoveicoli, road tractors, etc.)Environmental contribution:

  • C1 kg(20→40,99): € 7,50
  • C2 kg(41→70): € 16,00
DAgricultural machines, operating machines, industrial machines (tractors, excavators, etc.)Environmental contribution:

  • D0 kg(0→4): € 0,30
  • D1 kg(4,01-20,99): € 2,05
  • D2 kg(21-40,99): € 6,00
  • D3 kg(41-70,99): € 11,80
  • D4a kg(71-109,99): € 18,50
  • D4b kg(110-130,99): € 30,00
  • D5a kg(131-159,99): € 36,00
  • D5b kg(160-200,99): € 41,00
  • D6a kg(201-299,99): € 60,35
  • D6b kg(300-499,999): € 87,00
  • D6c kg(500-749,999): € 142,70
  • D6d kg( >750): € 225,00

Greentire is committed to reduce the costs of ELTs management, a goal that can be achieved by optimizing the processes that make up the supply chain. It result management surpluses, by law the 30% of these are destined by the consortium to interventions to reduce of the end of life tires historical stocks on the national territory. “Historical stocks” means any pre-existing storage of ELTs upon entry into force of the 2011 Ministerial Decree (see above).

FAQ
ABOUT ELT

Each tire dealer, or ELTs generation point of the, has the possibility to request free collection to each consortium or authorized operator. Some consortia to simplify the management of withdrawal requests, require registration to a portal.

There is no minimum limit for end of life tires to be collected. It is advisable to wait until you have a appropriate quantity that justifies the transport, to avoid waiting.

The Consortium Companies can provide additional services, as the rental bins, possibly also upon recognition of a fee.

The decree determines very specific categories and it is mandatory to indicate the category as described in Annex E of DM 82. It is not, however, required to separate ELTs by brand. It is instead useful to specify that the Consortia are obliged to collect all the brands.

Consortia are not obliged to collect all ELTs for which they receive the withdrawal request. Their obligation is to collect the target, for each category, determined at the beginning of each year. The timing is not fixed.

Producers and importers or their associated forms are obliged to communicate, for example through their website, the values of the contributions applied.

Among the objectives of the Decree, there is that to promote a competitive system that leads to reduce the contribution itself.

No contribution, because the used tyre has already contributed to its recycling, which will take place at the end of its use.

Every producer and importer is obliged to apply a contribution.

If the company you have always turned to receives, from a consortium company or an importer, collection and recycling fees, the latter can support the service free of charge. Otherwise, the service must be remunerated.

The tires to be rebuilt, non being defined as ELTs, can be delivered to subjects who carry out the reconstruction.

There are two possibilities: to manage directly or indirectly the collection and recycling, in the rules provided by Ministerial Decree 82, communicating the cost items to the Environment Ministry and independently determining the contribution value necessary to sustain the costs. The alternative is to join a consortium company and to apply the contribution values determined by the consortium company itself.

The only official categories are determined by the Environment Ministry and published on the website www.minambiente.it

FAQ
ABOUT ELT

Each tire dealer, or ELTs generation point of the, has the possibility to request free collection to each consortium or authorized operator. Some consortia to simplify the management of withdrawal requests, require registration to a portal.

There is no minimum limit for end of life tires to be collected. It is advisable to wait until you have a appropriate quantity that justifies the transport, to avoid waiting.

The Consortium Companies can provide additional services, as the rental bins, possibly also upon recognition of a fee.

The decree determines very specific categories and it is mandatory to indicate the category as described in Annex E of DM 82. It is not, however, required to separate ELTs by brand. It is instead useful to specify that the Consortia are obliged to collect all the brands.

Consortia are not obliged to collect all ELTs for which they receive the withdrawal request. Their obligation is to collect the target, for each category, determined at the beginning of each year. The timing is not fixed.

Producers and importers or their associated forms are obliged to communicate, for example through their website, the values of the contributions applied.

Among the objectives of the Decree, there is that to promote a competitive system that leads to reduce the contribution itself.

No contribution, because the used tyre has already contributed to its recycling, which will take place at the end of its use.

Every producer and importer is obliged to apply a contribution.

If the company you have always turned to receives, from a consortium company or an importer, collection and recycling fees, the latter can support the service free of charge. Otherwise, the service must be remunerated.

The tires to be rebuilt, non being defined as ELTs, can be delivered to subjects who carry out the reconstruction.

There are two possibilities: to manage directly or indirectly the collection and recycling, in the rules provided by Ministerial Decree 82, communicating the cost items to the Environment Ministry and independently determining the contribution value necessary to sustain the costs. The alternative is to join a consortium company and to apply the contribution values determined by the consortium company itself.

The only official categories are determined by the Environment Ministry and published on the website www.minambiente.it

IN DEPTH

The so-called Producer Responsibility affects both tire dealers and tire importers. According to this principle, it is responsibility of the producer to collect and annually manage an amount of ELT at least equivalent to the quantity of tires that he has introduced into the national replacement market during the previous calendar year. It is also the producer’s obligation to declare to the competent Authority, within 31 May of each year, both the quantity and types of tires placed on the replacement market during the previous calendar year, and the quantities, types and destinations of recycling or disposal of ELTs.

From the recent Legambiente study “Illicit traffic of waste, counterfeit goods, food products and protected species: numbers, histories and scenarios of globalization in black” shows that, between 2011-2012, the illicit traffic of waste constitutes 23% of all illicit traffics.
In 2012 alone, 59% of ELT exports were illegal and were confiscated by Italian customs controls.

Other institutional sources also confirm an increase in illicit waste traffic: the European Environment Agency (AEA), the European Commission, Interpol, Europol, the various European agencies and organizations dealing with environmental legislation and with checks. The interest of criminal organizations for ELTs is explained by the infinite possible applications of the same, including the use as fuel.

The main countries involved in ELTs’ illegal exports are India (about 3,000 tons), South Korea (about 3,000 tons), Thailand (1,700 tons), Burkina Faso (about 51 tons) and Turkey (around 22 tons). An obstacle to the illegal traffic of end of life tires is represented by the management activity of consortia as Greentire, which monitor the quantities produced and trace their path in the recycling chain.

Tracking ELTs allows, in addition, to prevent the creation of new illegal landfills or to increase existing ones. This results in savings for the community: the costs of reclamation are reduced or avoided altogether, and the emergence of illegal traffic of end of life tires allows to collect the VAT on tires sale, which otherwise is evaded.

Greentire has decided to joint to Cambio Pulito, the first Italian whistleblowing platform for the confidential and anonymous reporting of irregular and illegal situations. Here it is possible to report from the “black” sale to the evasion of the environmental contribution for End of life Tires (ELT) recycling, along an entire chain that collects over the whole national territory over 50,000 companies.

Cambio Pulito is the result of an extraordinary alliance between environmental and trade associations, ELT management consortia, which indicate a precise way to take in our country to prevent and effectively fight the phenomena of illegality.

The end of life tires treated in the granulation plants, in consideration of the materials used for their realization, allow to obtain different products. Here is a list with the definitions required by the EN / TS 14243: 2010 normative

Primary cut: generally from 300 mm (contains rubber, steel and textile fibers)

Ciabatta: generally from 20 mm to 400 mm (contains rubber, steel and textile fibers)

Cippato: generally from 10 mm to 50 mm (contains rubber and textile fibers)

Granulate *: generally from 0.8 mm to 20 mm (basically contains only rubber – about 99%)

Steel

Textile fibers

*Note: the material can be defined as up to the upper threshold of 20 mm provided that the product is free of impurities, or at 99% of its composition, textile fibres and metal are absent.)

In end of life tires management, the term “Green Public Procurement” is often encountered, usually translated into Italian in “Public Administration green purchases”. A concept that underlines the need to evaluate also the environmental aspects in the procedures to purchase products and services.

The Entities, in their supplies choice strategy, should privilege “those products and services that have a minor or a reduced effect on human health and on environment, compared to other products and services used for the same purpose”. The direct consequence of these choices would constitute, for the community, a reduction in energy consumption as well as a lower emission of pollutants – in primis CO2.

Currently, at national level, the “Action Plan for the sustainability of consumption in the public administration” has been approved. Once the minimum environmental criteria established in art. 2 of the Decree, would allow compliance with the guidelines set by the European Community, in other words the application of ecological criteria in at least 50% of purchases by the Public Administration.

IN DEPTH

The so-called Producer Responsibility affects both tire dealers and tire importers. According to this principle, it is responsibility of the producer to collect and annually manage an amount of ELT at least equivalent to the quantity of tires that he has introduced into the national replacement market during the previous calendar year. It is also the producer’s obligation to declare to the competent Authority, within 31 May of each year, both the quantity and types of tires placed on the replacement market during the previous calendar year, and the quantities, types and destinations of recycling or disposal of ELTs.

From the recent Legambiente study “Illicit traffic of waste, counterfeit goods, food products and protected species: numbers, histories and scenarios of globalization in black” shows that, between 2011-2012, the illicit traffic of waste constitutes 23% of all illicit traffics.
In 2012 alone, 59% of ELT exports were illegal and were confiscated by Italian customs controls.

Other institutional sources also confirm an increase in illicit waste traffic: the European Environment Agency (AEA), the European Commission, Interpol, Europol, the various European agencies and organizations dealing with environmental legislation and with checks. The interest of criminal organizations for ELTs is explained by the infinite possible applications of the same, including the use as fuel.

The main countries involved in ELTs’ illegal exports are India (about 3,000 tons), South Korea (about 3,000 tons), Thailand (1,700 tons), Burkina Faso (about 51 tons) and Turkey (around 22 tons). An obstacle to the illegal traffic of end of life tires is represented by the management activity of consortia as Greentire, which monitor the quantities produced and trace their path in the recycling chain.

Tracking ELTs allows, in addition, to prevent the creation of new illegal landfills or to increase existing ones. This results in savings for the community: the costs of reclamation are reduced or avoided altogether, and the emergence of illegal traffic of end of life tires allows to collect the VAT on tires sale, which otherwise is evaded.

Greentire has decided to joint to Cambio Pulito, the first Italian whistleblowing platform for the confidential and anonymous reporting of irregular and illegal situations. Here it is possible to report from the “black” sale to the evasion of the environmental contribution for End of life Tires (ELT) recycling, along an entire chain that collects over the whole national territory over 50,000 companies.

Cambio Pulito is the result of an extraordinary alliance between environmental and trade associations, ELT management consortia, which indicate a precise way to take in our country to prevent and effectively fight the phenomena of illegality.

The end of life tires treated in the granulation plants, in consideration of the materials used for their realization, allow to obtain different products. Here is a list with the definitions required by the EN / TS 14243: 2010 normative

Primary cut: generally from 300 mm (contains rubber, steel and textile fibers)

Ciabatta: generally from 20 mm to 400 mm (contains rubber, steel and textile fibers)

Cippato: generally from 10 mm to 50 mm (contains rubber and textile fibers)

Granulate *: generally from 0.8 mm to 20 mm (basically contains only rubber – about 99%)

Steel

Textile fibers

*Note: the material can be defined as up to the upper threshold of 20 mm provided that the product is free of impurities, or at 99% of its composition, textile fibres and metal are absent.)

In end of life tires management, the term “Green Public Procurement” is often encountered, usually translated into Italian in “Public Administration green purchases”. A concept that underlines the need to evaluate also the environmental aspects in the procedures to purchase products and services.

The Entities, in their supplies choice strategy, should privilege “those products and services that have a minor or a reduced effect on human health and on environment, compared to other products and services used for the same purpose”. The direct consequence of these choices would constitute, for the community, a reduction in energy consumption as well as a lower emission of pollutants – in primis CO2.

Currently, at national level, the “Action Plan for the sustainability of consumption in the public administration” has been approved. Once the minimum environmental criteria established in art. 2 of the Decree, would allow compliance with the guidelines set by the European Community, in other words the application of ecological criteria in at least 50% of purchases by the Public Administration.