There is a wide range of usages for end-of-life tyres and tyre-derived products*.
At present, recycled tyre uses include:
soft fall playground surfacing
industrial and commercial flooring
in civil engineering, and
for fuels for energy recovery.
But we can do more.
Tyre Stewardship Research Fund
Research funding provided by TSA is dedicated, early-stage through to proof-of-concept research and development for the utilisation of end-of-life tyres.
The objectives of the Tyre Stewardship Research Fund are to:
advance innovative technologies in Australia by supporting focused, collaborative research in high priority technologies;
retain local expertise in, and attract international expertise to, Australia in technologies related to end-of-life tyres;
support the growth of skills and capacity in Australia in technologies related to end-of-life tyres for the domestic and international markets; and
share the results of that research with the wider industry as appropriate whilst respecting intellectual property rights.
The TSA Board will establish a Research Advisory Committee, comprising a TSA director as Chair and up to five members, to advise on priority areas for research, undertake robust assessments of any proposals, and provide expert advice to the Board as required.
Collectively, the Research Advisory Committee members should include the following skills and experience:
Internationally recognised expertise in tyre technology, science and research;
Expertise in tyre recycling applications including value-added markets for tyre derived products;
Expertise in waste policy, economics and markets;
Expertise and experience in the commercialisation of technology; and
Sector specific expertise as relevant to the work program.
*The TSA does not endorse any products or services.
"This Scheme will provide a framework to effectively reduce the environmental, health and safety impacts of the 48 million tyres which reach the end of their life in Australia each year. It gives the Australian tyre industry the opportunity to show strong environmental and product stewardship leadership.”
Inaugural TSA Chairman Gerry Morvell