Equipment specifically designed for blending crumbed rubber and bitumen has been installed and commissioned for the first time in Australia by Fulton Hogan, in partnership with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA).
A demonstration project aimed at increasing the use of recycled crumb rubber on local roads across Tasmania is helping pave the way to a more sustainable future.
The NSW Government has released new guidelines to boost the use of asphalt containing recycled crushed glass on infrastructure projects across the state.
Fulton Hogan’s oil recycling programme will run for another seven years, following reaccreditation by the New Zealand Government.
Recycling Oil Saves the Environment (R.O.S.E) was established in 2012, through a partnership between Fulton Hogan, Petroleum Services, Salters Cartage and the Federal Government.
R.O.S.E is one of 12 voluntary product stewardship schemes in New Zealand with ministerial accreditation, covering products ranging from tyres to lithium batteries.
According to Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, R.O.S.E has collected more than 100 million litres of used oil.
“People and the environment benefit when businesses step up and consider what happens to products they use, and how to avoid harmful waste from them,” Ms Sage said.
“The R.O.S.E scheme is a good example of how we can shift away from a take-make-waste economy to a make-use-return one, where products are repeatedly re-used or recycled.”
Fulton Hogan South Island General Manager Craig Stewart said R.O.S.E recycled oil is used for industrial applications.
“We all know there’s no silver bullet. The answer lies in a mix of steps – researching, experimenting, blending, testing and refining various approaches, strategies and sources or material,” Mr Stewart said.