The Tyre Stewardship Scheme (the Scheme) provides an industry framework to effectively reduce the environmental, health and safety impacts of the 56 million EPUs which reach the end of their life in Australia each year.
To achieve this Tyre Stewardship Australia through the Scheme has two funding mechanism to assist with the sustainable waste management and new market and product development for recycled rubber. A brief description of the two funding options are provided below:
Tyre Stewardship Fund
The Tyre Stewardship Fund provides funds through a competitive process to support the development of markets for Australian tyre-derived products (TDPs). There are a range of Fund options available from early stage research and development to later stage demonstration and infrastructure-oriented initiatives. PhD Scholarships are also available for research that meets the objectives of the Scheme.
TSA Regional and Remote Collection Recycling Event Fund
A pilot funding initiative aimed at supporting Local Government in regional and remote areas, that will build on existing efforts to collect and recycle end-of-life tyres (EOLTs) and to procure products that utilise Australian tyre derived recycled content. The knowledge captured via the pilot program will be used to evaluate and assess the efficacy of the operational and logistics systems implemented for EOLTs. Additionally, facilitating local government in their critical role in procurement of products and materials that support the circular economy.