Despite the many misconceptions associated with scrap tires, they remain to be one of the few recycled products that actually work better than what was conventionally used.
It is estimated that around 18 million waste tyres (measured in equivalent passenger units) are generated in Australia each year. The disposal or re-use of waste tyres varies greatly between States and Territories but overall nationally, it is estimated that about 57% of waste tyres go to landfill and 13% are disposed of inappropriately through illegal dumping.
Apart from the costs to the community and local and State/Territory Governments through littering our landscapes and waterways and taking up scarce landfill space, waste tyres are a source of health and environmental concerns: fires in stockpiles can release toxic gases and pollute waterways and tyre stockpiles provide breeding habitats for mosquitoes. Tyres going to landfill or being dumped are also a lost opportunity; waste tyres are a potentially valuable resource with various re-use, recycling and waste to energy options.
* The above is from the Department of the Environment and Heritage website.
Recycled Rubber is:
- Non Abrasive
- Non Toxic
- Non Staining
- Reduces Dust & Mud
- Stays in Place
- Low Maintenance