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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 problem of dumping tyres and the ‘slap on the wrist’ $400 fine imposed on those caught dumping.

Jones discusses incentives for roading companies to use recycled rubber in Canada and notes that unlike New Zealand, tyre were banned from landfills in Europe nine years ago.

Watch the coverage: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/man-loves-tyres-video-6369882