| In 1994, the Swedish tyre industry set up Svensk Däckåtervinning AB, SDAB (the Swedish Tyre Recycling Organisation). The first task of this new company was to participate in the process that led to the Directive concerning manufacturers' liability for tyres (1994:1236). This liability means that whichever company places goods on the market must also accept liability for how they are dealt with at the end of their service lives. |
SDAB represents the tyre industry vis-à-vis the authorities and is responsible for organising the collection and recycling of all used tyres. The company is run as a non-profit organisation and is owned by DFTF (the tradeorganization for tyre-, rim- & equipmentsuppliers) and DRF (The Swedish National Association of Tyre Specialists) which includes the retreading section, RS. The Board consists of five members - three from DF and two from DRF. Consumers accept their environmental responsibility by paying a special recycling charge when they purchase new tyres.