26 Dec '12, 5pm

Govt: $130k for tyre recycling research

New Zealand puts 3.4 million tyres into landfills every year More than $130,000 is being given to a product recycling organisation to research the options for recycling used tyres. Environment Minister Nick Smith announced this afternoon that the Product Stewardship Foundation will receive $133,000 “to explore recycling options for used tyres”. The Product Stewardship Foundation is an organisation which researches ways to reduce the environmental impact of manufactured products. Dr Smith says the funding will help “identify the best way for New Zealand to recycle and re-use our used tyres”. “We have a significant environmental problem in New Zealand with the disposal of about 4 million tyres annually at the end of their useful life. “Eighty-five percent of those tyres end up in landfills where they leach contaminates that pose a long term risk to the environment. We need t...

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