Taking responsibility can range from:
- responsible disposal or recycling of a product
- designing a product which can be broken down into recyclable or reusable components.
For example, the proposed regulated product stewardship scheme [Tyrewise] supports better management of end-of-life tyres. The scheme will push end-of-life tyres away from landfill, stockpiling and illegal dumping, and pull tyres towards environmentally sound disposal pathways.
In the proposed regulation, participants (such as organizations, groups, or individuals involved with the collection, disposal, and treatment of end-of-life tyres) must register with Auto Stewardship New Zealand (ASNZ).
A mandatory fee is applied to all pneumatic rubber tyres imported or manufactured in New Zealand, replacing existing ad-hoc disposal fees. This fee funds the scheme including the safe disposal and recovery of raw materials found in tyres.