Our extensive audit on the Australian tyre industry provides positive figures on the amount of end-of-life tyres being recovered, sustainably reprocessed and repurposed as new and useful products.
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has completed a report which gives a more accurate picture of what is happening to end of use tyres and there is some promising news.
Lina Goodman, Tyre Stewardship Australia CEO, speaks with Waste Management Review about its world-first foreign end market verification program.
At least six South Australian Councils have agreed to take part in a ground-breaking trial using crumb rubber derived from end of life truck tyres. The agreement is between Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), Topcoat Asphalt Contractors Pty. Ltd. (Topcoat Asphalt) and the cities of Mitcham, Port Adelaide Enfield, Campbelltown, West Torrens, Onkaparinga and Salisbury.
OCTOBER 2019 -Tyre Stewardship Australia is pleased to become an industry member of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), a vital source of all information relating to the rubber industry.
SEPTEMBER 2019 - A trial will soon begin using rubber from old tyres in the asphalt of a busy Melbourne road. A contract has recently been signed between TSA and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) which marks the beginning of this vital research. The project will be co-funded by TSA, the Victorian Department of Transport and ARRB.
SEPTEMBER 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia continues to invest in market development. The Tyre Stewardship Fund has now committed over $4.9 million across a range of 34 research, market expansion and practical end use projects; all with the clear objective of beneficially using as many end-of-life tyres domestically as possible.
AUGUST 2019 - TSA recently hosted a workshop session at the AAPA 18th International Flexible Pavements Conference. The session included presentations by industry representatives from across the supply chain of an Australian tyre-derived product in the roads sector and outlined the challenges and opportunities for the whole channel.
AUGUST 2019 - TSA has partnered with the Snap Send Solve reporting application to develop an easy way for members of the public to report local stockpiles or dumping hotspots. The free smartphone app will help monitor where waste tyres are being dumped or stockpiled.
AUGUST 2019 - At the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting held on Friday 9 April in Cairns, leaders agreed to establish a timetable to ban the export of various waste material, which included tyres. Tyre Stewardship Australia congratulates the vision set at that meeting and welcomes a discussion with Government leaders in the planning of a robust and practical process for managing the proposed ban on waste tyres.
AUGUST 2019 - A high-tech paving material made with recycled tyres has been installed by the City of Mitcham as part of a major field trial in sustainable urban drainage design. It is the first time that a permeable pavement made from 50% used tyres will be installed in a full-scale trial and tested under various traffic loads.
JULY 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) recently welcomed Volkswagen Group Australia as the newest Member to the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme. Volkswagen has shown its commitment to tyre recycling, joining the Scheme to responsibly dispose of end-of-life tyres from their dealer network.
JUNE 2019 - Burdekin Shire Council 2019 tyre clean up event. The collection day forms part of a bigger project that will see the construction of a $1.8 million, state-of-the-art, nature-based play space for the community, incorporating recycled products such as - soft fall play surfaces manufactured from old tyres.
MAY 2019 - TSA funded project with the University of South Australia to test that reinforced crumb rubber concrete is an economically viable and sustainable alternative to conventional reinforced concrete for residential structural engineering applications.
MAY 2019 - The Tyre Stewardship Fund actively supports a range of new product and market developments. To highlight these products TSA has developed a range of case study videos to demonstrate their application. These case studies quantify the benefits of the product both in a commercial aspect along with the environmental benefits for industry and the community.
MARCH 2019 - A recent trial of an innovative new horse track surface, made with a mix of recycled tyre rubber, has yielded exciting results. Late in 2018, Flexiroc Australia installed its Equine Air paving product on 550 square metres at a Racing Victoria facility, Pakenham Racing Clubs Tynong Complex.
MARCH 2019 - A further five councils have become TSA accredited at the start of 2019, thus ensuring their tyre purchasing and usage, and their specification of recycled tyre-derived products add to the push to improve end-of life tyre management in Australia.
MARCH 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia has recently published an update to the Best Practice Guidelines on Tyre Storage and Fire and Emergency Preparedness. This updated document serves to provide tyre collectors and recyclers with a roadmap to comply with the regulations and requirements relevant to tyre storage
MARCH 2019 - A quick review of the numbers of visitors to the consumer facing Green Tyre Project website (www.greentyreproject.com.au) reveals that significant numbers of Australian tyre buyers are aware of the need to buy only from Tyre Stewardship Australia accredited retailers.
MARCH 2019 - Used Australian tyres are being dumped overseas with little regard for how they are recycled or disposed of. As an industry-led product stewardship program, established by leading tyre importers, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is keen to find a solution for end-of-life tyres.
JANUARY 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia welcomed Ms. Lina Goodman as the organisation's new CEO. She has more than 20 years’ experience in resource recovery and environmental innovation, bringing together projects and partners to deliver commercial and environmental improvements.