Over the last two years, the Ontario government has experimented with a new model for the province that shifted government-driven tire programs to an industry-owned framework to try and fit the desired paradigm of reduce, reuse and recycle.
This model is called Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR), which means there are specific targets to meet, and financial responsibility and liability for end-of-life management of products lies with the individual companies or producers who introduce products into the marketplace. (IPR is slightly different from EPR which involves shared financial responsibility for recycling costs among producers.)
Ontario is the first province in Canada to embrace this IPR model with respect to used tire recovery. …
Source: Recycling Product News