Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

ELT end use applications

Innovative thinking for end-of-life tyres

September 25, 2018

Finding innovative uses for products at the end of their lives is key to solving waste issues and moving to a circular economy. Researchers at the University of Canterbury are a great example with their work to use end-of-life tyres in building...Read more

Old tyres – making footpaths that help water trees

February 9, 2018

Who would have thought? New research from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian company Merlin Site Services has found a way of recycling old tyres and using them to create urban paving that can provide water to nearby trees. Read the full...Read more

Why are waste tyres not regulated?

November 2, 2015

Source: Radio New Zealand National Every year three million tyres [Note: Tyrewise believes this is more like 5 million] are put into landfills, dumped or “stockpiled” on private land – but there are risks of the tyres catching...Read more

Paul Henry with Greens MP Julie Anne Genter

October 28, 2015

Paul Henry talks to Greens MP Julie Anne Genter in response to the Environment Minister Nick Smith’s offer of funding grants for new ideas to recycle end-of-life tyres. Listen to the segment    ...Read more

Grants offered for tyre recycling ideas

October 27, 2015

Source: New Zealand Herald article Environment Minister Nick Smith is offering funding grants for new ideas to recycle about three million old tyres each year that currently end up at the landfill or illegally dumped. Dr Smith said New Zealand...Read more

The man who loves tyres – Seven Sharp

August 6, 2015

Seven Sharp coverage of Alvin Cobb: Tyre lover Alvin Cobb collects tyres, owns two tyre shops and has filled an abandoned quarry with 700K tyres. His plans was to export the tyres to Vietnam, however the price was too low. He discusses the...Read more

Waste tyres economic research

July 30, 2015

Waste tyres economic research: Intervention options to promote investment in on-shore waste tyres recycling In 2014, the Ministry for the Environment commissioned KPMG to research economic barriers to tyre recycling in New Zealand. The report...Read more

Tyre kingpin wants to export 700,000 tyres for recycling

June 22, 2015

At the end of a long driveway, hidden from sight in King Country, an Everest of torn, bald and stinking tyres grows day by day. Its owner, Alvin Cobb, estimated about 700,000 tyres are sitting on the site. He said he inherited at least 500,000 when...Read more

Hamilton’s tyre saga – pressure mounts on central gov’t

June 15, 2015

Pressure is mounting on Hamiltons MPs to lead action on used tyres, with community leaders saying central government needs to show leadership over the vexed issue. Community debate over how to store and dispose of the tyres has raged since 150,000...Read more

Hamilton's tyre saga – pressure mounts on central gov't

June 15, 2015

Pressure is mounting on Hamiltons MPs to lead action on used tyres, with community leaders saying central government needs to show leadership over the vexed issue. Community debate over how to store and dispose of the tyres has raged since 150,000...Read more