The proposed December 2021 deadline for the ban on whole baled tyre exports is “non-sensical” and must be accelerated to avoid unnecessary delays, according to a Tyrecycle statement.
“While we keenly await the government’s response to recent consultation on its proposed timeframes for a waste export ban on whole baled tyres, we remain hopeful that common sense will prevail,” the statement reads.
“The fact remains, there is simply no need to wait another two years for action. Australia already has both the technology and the capacity to recycle our waste tyres on home-soil.”
Stimulating market demand and creating new markets for products incorporating remanufactured tyres and other repurposed waste materials is key, the statement suggests.
“That, coupled with government procurement targets, will go a long way towards ensuring our country is responsibly dealing with the waste we generate,” the statement reads.
“We remain encouraged by the Federal Government’s commitment to change, we simply implore those with the power to be bold in their actions in backing the growth of a circular economy.”