With recent acceleration in the uptake of recycled material in roads by local councils, the City of Mitcham is paving the way for crumbed rubber in South Australia, with help from Tyre Stewardship Australia.
Through trials of its crumb rubber binder across Australia, Road Maintenance aims to improve the uptake of the sustainable approach now and well into the future.
Around 850 used tyres have been recycled to pave a 335 metre stretch of road as part of a crumbed rubber asphalt trial in the City of Mitcham, South Australia.
With reauthorisation from the ACCC, Tyre Stewardship Australia is increasing the scope of its product stewardship scheme to fund demonstration projects that use tyre-derived products.
Tyre Stewardship Australia has teamed up with the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association to bring road builders a sustainable and effective alternative to standard asphalt products.
Tyre Stewardship Australia has been helping create a circular economy by finding new ways to use waste tyres, from crumb rubber asphalt to permeable pavements.