Tyrewise - Recycling for end of life tyres

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Waste tyres economic research

July 30, 2015

Waste tyres economic research: Intervention options to promote investment in on-shore waste tyres recycling In 2014, the Ministry for the Environment commissioned KPMG to research economic barriers to tyre recycling in New Zealand. The report...Read more

Bridgestone leads way in NZ tyre recycling

July 29, 2015

Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt Bridgestone has signed a breakthrough agreement to collect and recycle waste tyres from its stores throughout the North Island of New Zealand. The agreement with Pacific Rubber...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

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

'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

‘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

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