If you want your old tyres recycled in the most environmentally sustainable way, only deal with tyre stewardship accredited suppliers. Look for this logo or search accreditors to find out who they are.
TSA accredited recycler, Lomwest Enterprises of West Australia, has created a high-performance wall system, out of baled used tyres contained within highly stable concrete skins, that has applications including retaining walls, sound barriers, sea and blast walls, cyclone shelters and even race track impact barriers.
Green Tyre Project delivers impressive numbers and customers
The website specifically designed to educate consumers and drive them to use TSA accredited retailers has achieved some very impressive results in a relatively short time.
Launched in the second half of 2017 and promoted by a significant traditional and online media campaign, www.greentyreproject.com.au has, from the beginning of November 2017 to the end of March 2018, achieved nearly 540,000 site visits.
Old tyres used to create high-tech paving that can water trees
The University of Melbourne and Tasmanian company Merlin Site Services are researching the use of recycled tyre-derived products in the creation of urban paving that can, amongst other benefits, provide water to nearby trees.
Use of permeable pavement in urban storm-water management systems can help to increase groundwater recharge, reduce surface runoff, decrease the risk of flash flooding, help with treatment of storm-water, and prevent runoff pollution to connected water bodies.