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Message from the CEO - Nov 2015

Nov 2015

Jim Fairweather

Welcome again customers, suppliers and members of the industry, to the third edition of our newsletter. Several developments have occurred since our last release, both internal and external to our organisation. With assistance from Sustainability Victoria, Tyrecycle has now completed our plant investment program, to continue to drive cost improvement and improve efficiency and allow us to retain focus on being a customer-centric organisation.

There have been positive movements in the regulatory environment with the NSW EPA introducing its WasteLocate scheme to better track and monitor the transportation of waste tyres. This is a great development and will hopefully encourage other states to follow suit. See inside to find out more about these regulations and how they will stop “leakage” from the legitimate recycling market.

Also, Tyre Stewardship Australia is gathering momentum with the release of their new audit regime, committing to conduct audits on all Collectors and Recyclers before the end of 2015. Read the feature in this edition detailing ATRA and TSA’s commitment for finding domestic markets for tyre-derived products.

With summer approaching, it is an exciting time of year as we commence road building season and the opportunity to implement more recycled rubber into our nation’s roads. Please see inside an article with Primal, one of our biggest asphalting partners, about the integration of rubber into their road products.

Also inside, Tyrecycle celebrates its partnership with Sumitomo Group under the Ian Diffen and City Discount Tyres brands, and reaching the milestone of recycling 2,000 tonnes of tyres after the first 12 months.

Finally, I wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas period and a prosperous New Year.