Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

Project Phase

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

Labour calls for Minister to front up over old tyres

June 19, 2015

Radio New Zealand National: Checkpoint The Environment Minister is rubbishing claims by the Labour Party that he is scuttling a new scheme to recycle old tyres. Listen to the interview...Read more

Minister seeks feedback on tyre disposal

May 21, 2014

The Hon. Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment, today released a discussion document for product stewardship of key waste products, including tyres. According to the press release, the discussion document is seeking possible options to improve...Read more

Tyrewise project progresses

February 5, 2014

Tyrewise Working Group members have been advised by the Ministry for the Environment that they are progressing assessment of the Tyrewise application for product stewardship accreditation under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA). “While the...Read more

Update on the Tyrewise Project

September 26, 2013

Representatives of the tyre and vehicle industry, as well as trustees of the new product stewardship organisation Auto Stewardship New Zealand and Tyrewise project managers, 3R Group, met with the Hon. Amy Adams and Ministry staff in Wellington this...Read more

Meeting with the Minister for the Environment

August 30, 2013

Representatives from the Tyrewise Working Group and Trustees of the product stewardship organisation Auto Stewardship New Zealand will be meeting with the Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment in Wellington on 24th September. The Minister...Read more

Tyrewise project completed – Final Summary Report

August 28, 2013

With the submittal of the Business Plan, Scheme Launch Preparation Plan and Scheme Accreditation application, Tyrewise Project Milestone 7 has now been completed. Along with the Final Summary Report, this marks the completion of the project phase...Read more

New report outlines economic benefit for NZ

August 1, 2013

The Tyrewise Working Group has recently released a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) as part of the project to develop a comprehensive and robust nationwide product stewardship programme for End of Life Tyres (ELTs) in New Zealand. The CBA is part of a...Read more

Public consultation reveals good support

May 1, 2013

The Tyrewise Working Group has just completed two public consultation sessions following workshops late last year which revealed that industry members wanted more information and further opportunities to give feedback about proposals for ELTs. The...Read more