Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

Priority Product

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

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

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

Illegally dumped tyres poisoning environment

June 26, 2015

Tyres are being dumped secretly all over the country, poisoning the environment and wasting economic opportunities, recyclers say. Dave Youngson of Ecoretainer said he knew of tyres dumped in mangroves and off cliffs. Despite various attempts to...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

'Years wasted' after Government does U-Turn

June 19, 2015

The Government wasted time and money after “puncturing” a tyre recycling scheme, the Opposition’s environment spokeswoman says. A new scheme to safely recycle thousands of tonnes of old tyres was now needed, Labour’s Megan...Read more