26 Dec '12, 5pm

They'll be wearing our tyres over there

They'll be wearing our tyres over there

Thousands of used Marlborough tyres could end up transformed as sneakers thanks to a new scheme to export tyres to Asia for recycling. People will pay less to dump old tyres at transfer stations throughout Marlborough under the scheme, a partnership between the Marlborough District Council and a Christchurch-based tyre collection contractor. Scrap Tyre Movements owner Pat Rogers said tyres are exported to Asia in bales and ground down to a powder. The powder is sold as raw material which is used for anything from roading to shoe soles. Prior to the scheme, whole tyres could be taken to the landfill for between $5 and $10 per tyre. Alternatively, a tyre could be cut up and deposited within a regular trailer load of rubbish. [image: Wear this: Marlborough District Council operations and maintenance engineer Stephen Rooney, left, and Scrap Tyre Movements owner Pat Rogers are ...

Full article: http://earthship.com/theyll-be-wearing-our-tyres-over-the...

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