Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

Tyre Industry Summit 2015

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

Autofile – ELTs meeting called for

June 18, 2015

The Tyrewise Working Group has called for a meeting with Environment Minister Nick Smith and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) on the way forward for a product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres (ELTs). With so much support for national...Read more

Autofile – The government’s views

June 18, 2015

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) deciding against progressing with giving tyres priority status under the Waste Minimisation Act was announced at the industry summit in Auckland. In a nutshell, such status would have enabled tyres...Read more

Autofile – Summit progress despite stalemate

June 18, 2015

The inaugural Tyre Industry Summit has been described as successful despite the lobbying for a regulated end-of-life tyres (ELTs) stewardship programme ending at an impasse with the government. Read the full article...Read more

Tyre Industry Summit 2015 – Presentations

June 16, 2015

Here are the presentations from the inaugural Tyre Industry Summit 2015 held in Auckland on 2nd and 3rd June.   Presenter: Scientia Prof. Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) ...Read more

Ruling Punctures Tyres Project

June 5, 2015

Industry experts are angry with a government decision to not give tyres special status, which in turn has scuppered plans to roll out a recycling scheme. The news was announced at the inaugural Tyre Industry Summit held in Auckland...Read more

Hopes may be deflated for tyre removal

June 4, 2015

Hopes that a stockpile of thousands of used tyres that has made its way from Hamilton to the Taupo district will be only temporary may have been dashed by a government announcement this week. At a tyre industry summit being held in Auckland on...Read more

ELT Mgmt: Regulatory Mis-steps, Mistakes, Makeovers

June 3, 2015

ELT Management: Regulatory Mis-steps, Mistakes, Makeovers Presented to the Tyre Industry Summit 2015 by Glenn Maidment, President of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada Top 10 Elements Which Should Not be in a End-of-Life Tyre...Read more

‘Pissed off’ at end-of-life tyre debacle

June 2, 2015

There was frustration and anger at the end-of-life tyre conference today when the Government effectively pulled the skids out from under an industry-wide solution to the hundreds of thousands of tyres piling up in huge mountains all over the...Read more

Tyres not a ‘Priority Product’ for New Zealand

June 2, 2015

The association representing companies that import and sell used vehicles in New Zealand has expressed its disappointment in a government decision not to proceed with the declaration of tyres as a Priority Product under the country’s Waste...Read more