WINNIPEG, Manitoba—Tire Stewardship Manitoba has received approval for its five-year scrap tire management plan from the province's Ministry of Sustainable Development.
Minister of Sustainable Development Rochelle Squires gave her official approval to TSM's five-year plan in a July 28 letter.
"The department intends to establish guidelines for third-party assurance of non-financial information to be reported by all approved stewardship program operators in the Province of Manitoba," Squires wrote in her letter to TSM Executive Director Brett Eckstein.
Ministry officials will work with TSM to establish guidelines to provide the Manitoba government with reasonable assurance that key performance measures of the stewardship program are reported accurately, Squires wrote.
The ministry's approval of the five-year plan is retroactive to July 1, 2018, and expires June 30, 2023. Squires told Eckstein to submit an application for approval of the next five-year plan by Jan. 31, 2023, to allow adequate time for review.
Tire Stewardship BC, British Columbia's scrap tire management body, submitted a similar five-year plan to the British Columbia Ministry of Environment June 22.
The mission of TSBC, according to the report, is "to administer a sustainable Extended Producer Responsibility program for the stewardship of all BC scrap tires designated under the BC Recycling Regulation."