Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres


Hefty fines from failed tyre recycling venture

March 9, 2018

A total o f $78,000 in fines have been handed down to three people involved in a failed tyre reycling venture in the Bay of Plenty. An estimated 2100 tonnes of tyres were stockpiled at two sites in the region, despite two abatement notices from the...Read more

Another tyre fire – how long do we wait?

February 27, 2018

Another large tyre fire illuminates the need for effective product stewardship of end-of-life tyres in New Zealand. Cause of massive North Canterbury tyre fire ‘unknown’, investigation to begin   STACY SQUIRES/STUFF  ...Read more

WRC tyre movement and storage guidelines

February 9, 2018

The release of tyre movement and storage guidelines are an important step in effective management of end-of-life tyres in New Zealand, says 3R Group Chief Executive and Tyrewise project manager Adele Rose. “End-of-lifes have been a...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

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

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