Moving towards sustainable end-of-life tyre management from the cost and environmental perspectives: a case study of Thailand

Authors

รศ.ดร.อาวีวรรณ ปัญญาโกเมศ

Published

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management

Abstract

This study aims to describe the current problems of the end-of-life tyre system, and propose possible end-of-life tyre management program for Thailand based on cost and environmental perspectives. This study can showcase the process for countries where end-of-life tyre management has not yet been implemented or countries that are facing problems with their end-of-life tyre management systems. Research findings indicate that, without an end-of-life tyre program through which customers would be charged a treatment fee, it is not feasible for tyre collectors to collect the used tyres that are discarded more than 150 km from a recycling plant. To increase the end-of-life tyre treatment percentage, a treatment fee must be collected, and the free market system should be used. Subsidy settings, estimated at approximately 20 baht/new tyre or $0.6/new tyre for the collection, processing and use of scrap tyres, should be configured to ameliorate the overall process.

(2016). Moving towards sustainable end-of-life tire management from the cost and environmental perspectives: a case study of Thailand,. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2016(5), 778-790.