In a further vote of confidence for Australia’s tyre recycling sector, leading company Tyrecycle has been named ‘best tyre recycler’ at the inaugural global ‘Recircle Awards’.
Tyrecycle, a division of leading Australasian resource recovery company ResourceCo, was up against other global leaders representing the UK, South Africa, Netherlands and North America in Liberty Tire Recycling, Murfitts industries, XTyre Global, Rubber Resources.
The Recircle awards are a new global event designed to recognise the contribution of companies and individuals within the tyre manufacturing, retreading and recycling industries in progressing a circular economy.
Tyrecycle CEO, Jim Fairweather says the award is testament to the dedicated efforts of the team as they’ve worked to establish Tyrecycle as a truly global leader, providing superior service in an efficient, environmentally sound, safe, and socially responsible manner.
“It really reflects the commitment and dedication of all our employees and business partners in doing what we can to progress a circular economy and ensure we leave a positive legacy.”
The award comes at a time of growth for Tyrecycle, with the company progressing with plans for the launch of its new multi-million-dollar plant at Eskine Park in Sydney, with site works set to commence in coming weeks.
With the ban on the export on whole-baled tyres set to commence in December this year, Tyrecycle is expanding its production capacity for both tyre-derived-fuel (TDF) and rubber crumb which is used in road construction.
“We’ll be producing in excess of 9000 tonnes of rubber crumb for the local construction industry – eliminating the need to transfer shredded tyres annually from New South Wales to Victoria for further processing at our Melbourne facility,” Fairweather says.
“It ensures we are progressing a local circular economy solution to rubber waste.”
Eldan Recycling – world leaders in the manufacturing, supply and installation of state-of-the-art tyre recycling equipment – will be supplying the plant and equipment.
“We’ll also be using advanced fabric separation technology to facilitate the use of passenger tyres, in addition to truck tyres, in the rubber crumbing process,” Fairweather says.
The new plant will have the capability of processing 50,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres annually into products used for road resurfacing including sprayed seals or in asphalt, as well as sporting and playground surfaces, and fuel.
“Tyrecycle’s considerable point of difference is that we proudly continue to deliver and guarantee full chain of custody and transparency for all the materials we process and supply.
“We continue to be excited by the potential growth in demand for products repurposed from end-of-life tyres, especially if supported by Government procurement targets.”
“The global Recircle Award will help us to increase awareness of the importance of tyre recycling and providing solutions on how to reuse waste tyres generated here in Australia to create value through other products,” Fairweather says.