Advanced Tyre Recycling Coming to Australia

Posted on Friday, 3 August 2018 by CarTakeBack

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A scrap car recycling centre, Adrian's Metal Recyclers in Molendinar, are going to be the first scrap yard in Australia to recycle old tyres and turn them into products such as playground equipment, fire retardant bricks, fence panels and sound barriers, after securing a patent from Canadian company Eco-Flex.

"There are instances where people are renting big blocks of land all over Australia and just taking over a million tyres, or 500,000 tyres, and just storing them there and just walking away from the lease" said Adrian Fuller who owns Adrian's Metal Recyclers. "We can take people's waste that people don't want that's a problem, and we're going to make it into materials that people can use."

Tyres In The Outback

When they scrap cars they are having to pay around $3.30 to get rid of each tyre. By investing in this new tyre recycling technology, companies can avoid this cost and help the environment by reducing Australia's growing stockpile of used tyres after the ban this year in China on imported recyclable waste.

Waste Management Association of Australia said they welcome the plan which is hoped to be in place by the end of the year, which could create many jobs in Australia as well as help towards the reduction of waste.

We think it’s a great idea and we're looking forward to seeing the plan progress and the technology spread across the country!

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