National Market Development Strategy for Used Tyres released

The release of the National Market Development Strategy for Used Tyres creates a strategic framework for the market development of Australian tyre-derived products. It is the most comprehensive data set ever for Australian waste tyre generation.

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Tyre Stewardship Australia host second Tyre Industry Conversation

Tyre Stewardship Australia is hosting the second tyre industry conversation to focus on international factors that influence Australian markets.

In particular, the event will discuss how the Australian resource and recovery and recycling industry has been affected by recent change and disruption.

It will also provide an update on the international state of play from European and New Zealand end-of-life tyre markets, which aim to provide insight for the Australian tyre recycling industry.

The event will include presentations from international speakers from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Secretary General of the UK Tyre Recovery Association Peter Taylor will be a keynote speaker, who will bring experience from the largest market-based best practice program in Europe for scrap tyres. He was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for his services to the tyre industry.

Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry for the Environment Meg Larken will also provide a keynote presentation, bringing her experience from four years at the Ministry and from the recent policy for end-of-life tyres.

The Tyre Industry Conversation will take place on 11 April at 9am – 1pm. It will be hosted at The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney. Attendees are asked to RSVP by 29 March.

Tyre Stewardship Australia appoints new CEO

A stockpile of scrap tyres

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) recently appointed Dale Gilson, former CEO of the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia, as CEO of the Federal and State Government supported, industry cooperative organisation.
Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 10.05.04 amMr Gilson joins TSA on the third birthday of the organisation’s launch and will be responsible for guiding the next phase of TSA’s growth as it focuses on driving more sustainable and valuable end-of-life tyre outcomes.

TSA reported that over 1200 tyre retailers have become accredited within the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme and most of the nation’s major collectors and recyclers are also accredited. They said there is also significant interest in the scheme from local governments and fleets.

TSA said Mr Gilson joins at an exciting time with both end–of-life tyre management reporting and market development funding building momentum.

Mr Gilson has also served as CEO of Motorcycling Australia, Speedway Australia and Four Wheel Drive Victoria.

Welcoming Mr Gilson’s appointment TSA Independent Chair, David Spear, said: “Having Dale’s experience on board will be of great value to TSA as we continue to achieve our objectives, particularly in developing job creating economically valuable local uses for tyre-derived raw material.

“I’m really looking forward to the role and the opportunity to support Tyre Stewardship Australia fulfil its obligations under the National Tyre Stewardship Scheme. It’s an exciting time to join TSA and I am grateful to the TSA Board for the opportunity to be part of this important initiative,” Mr Gilson said.

To find out more about the organisation, head to Tyre Stewardship Australia

Explosive potential for tyre crumb

Blew Chip International's mobile explosive mixer for Mohrpower
A Queensland tyre recycler and a research scientist secured Tyre Stewardship Australia funding to scale up their approach to use crumb rubber in explosives for mine, quarry and construction projects, which has just hit the market.

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