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Recognition for innovation, reward for technology

Aug 2016

Tyrecycle has been recognised for innovation for its unique purpose-designed and built mobile shredder, taking out the Environmental Project of the Year at the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

The company was rewarded for technology which displayed environmental sensitivity and innovation in waste management and recycling.

Tyrecycle’s mobile shredder was launched last year, in a jointly funded venture with Sustainability Victoria, and adopts Australian-first technology. When combined with the company’s unique business model, it is able to offer safe, cost-effective solutions to the recycling of rubber waste which would otherwise end up in stockpiles or landfill.

“It’s about finding smarter ways to manage difficult waste streams,” said Tyrecycle Strategic Business Development Manager Clinton Habner.

“We want to offer our customers an efficient, reliable and sustainable solution specific to their needs.”

“Tyrecycle has a national collection and processing footprint, which together with our mobile solution, means we can recover and recycle conveyor belts and rubber tyres from anywhere in Australia.”

Each year, Tyrecycle collects more than 110,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres, conveyor belts and off-the-road (OTR) material, turning it into recycled rubber for re-use in domestic construction, manufacturing and automotive industries.

“We can now access some of the most remote sites, which opens up massive opportunities for the mining sector, which has been grappling with the challenges associated with the safe disposal of thousands of tonnes of rubber waste, collected over time,” said Mr Habner.

 “We’re able to reduce the transportation costs and challenges associated with such large waste streams by attending on site, assessing the material and the clients’ requirements and either shredding in situ or transporting the waste back to one of our processing facilities.”

Tyrecycle also prides itself on providing a full chain of custody for all materials received, processed and supplied, ensuring it knows exactly where and how a product is used. 

“For many businesses, we have become a trusted partner in their commitment to sustainability and the responsible use of our natural resources,” Mr Habner said.

“The opportunity to contribute to the clean-up of legacy stockpiles and to prevent the creation of new ones is enormous.”