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No Tyre Plan In Sight, Policy Unclear
Summary:
Government efforts to develop a new plan are not encouraging.

In March 2020 draft 9 of the CSIR Section 29 plan was published. The plan has multiple problems and internal contradictions. The comments REDISA submitted can be read here.

The April 2022 report by the research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) was updated in October 2022. Unfortunately, it still contains wrong information and now excludes all mention of REDISA. An updated detailed commentary on the TIPS report can be read here.
Government efforts to develop a new plan are not encouraging. Since the REDISA plan was terminated they have been through several stages of invitations to submit plans and consultations. The CSIR was briefed to draft a Section 29 Waste Tyre Plan, and have gone through 9 drafts (not all released for public comment).

In March 2020 draft 9 of the CSIR Section 29 plan was published. This latest plan has multiple problems and internal contradictions and is not possible to implement in its current form. The comments REDISA submitted can be read here.

The Waste Management Bureau has been involved in monitoring research carried out by the research organisation Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), where they formed part of the Advisory Committee. Their report was updated and a new version published (October 2022). Material defamatory of REDISA has been removed by airbrushing REDISA out of the history of waste tyre management completely. The new version still contains incorrect information and it introduces revised data on processing capacity that is out by a factor of about 100, which serves to reinforce an impression of a lack of understanding of the tyre industry and tyre recycling. Its value as a document to support policy-making is if anything weakened further. A detailed commentary on the revised October TIPS report can be read here.
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