Over 10 million tyres are discarded each year in Australia and their disposal involves a total annual cost of perhaps $2.5 million. Even so, scrap tyres are a significant environmental problem visually. More importantly, however, scrap tyres offer very considerable potential for resource conservation through re-use, recycling, component utilisation and energy extraction. There are many re-use alternatives. Present arrangements for tyre re-use could be markedly improved through government and industry initiatives. This report systematically reviews the types of disposal alternatives already in use, undergoing research, or likely to be developed in the relatively near future. Foreseeable advantages and disadvantages of each are considered in economic, environmental and technological terms. The report leads to the conclusion that scrap tyre management schemes, either national or state, should be adopted in Australia. The central element of any such scheme should be a levy; the report details various mechanisms for collecting such a levy and notes their respective advantages and disadvantages. /TRRL/

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    Australian Government Publishing Service

    113 London Circuit
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 642 02997 0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM