Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

NZ end-of-life tyre schemes

Tyre stewardship won’t mean a new tax

September 3, 2018

Great SunLive article talking to Marty Hoffart of Waste Watchers about tyre recycling in New Zealand. He rightly points out that a mandatory product stewardship scheme to recycle tyres will not result in a new tax, as consumers are already paying a...Read more

Government waste work programme approved

August 19, 2018

Cabinet has approved a Ministry for the Environment work programme to deal with big waste problems, including end of life tyres. MfE MEDIA RELEASE: Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New...Read more

Industry ready to tackle New Zealand’s tyre problem

June 14, 2018

New Zealand’s tyre industry says it is ready to make mandatory stewardship for end of life tyres a reality, it just needs Government to get on board. The industry-led working group Tyrewise has been reactivated following the new stance being...Read more

Moves to declare end of life tyres a priority product

May 18, 2018

Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage speaks at the opening of Waste Management’s new tyre processing facility in Auckland on May 18. New Zealand has edged one step closer to solving its ever-mounting problem with end of life...Read more

Central Canterbury one step closer to pyrolysis plant

April 30, 2018

The Selwyn District Council has given approval to lease its land for a pyrolysis plant at the Pines Recovery Park in Burnham, outside Rolleston. However, the approval is pending a bond being secured by the company planning the plant, Eneform Ltd...Read more

Tyres in coalition agreement

October 25, 2017

Following the recent elections, 3R Group, project managers for Tyrewise, are delighted to see funding for stewardship of end-of-life tyres as part of the Coalition Agreement. “For too long New Zealand has lagged behind other countries on our...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

Industry disappointed at Minister’s stance

September 29, 2015

A major group broadly representing the tyre industry is deeply disappointed with the stance taken by the Minister for the Environment regarding progressing stewardship outcomes for end-of-life tyres (ELTs). Representatives of the Tyrewise Working...Read more