Tyre & Rubber Recycling magazine reports that Fijian government is exploring the possibility of using end-of-life tires to lay new roads.

Fijian Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says rubber mixed with glass and bitumen has been used to lay new roads in other parts of the world. It is a process that Fiji should also be considering says Sayed-Khaiyum.

Fiji is not a highly industrialized country and it cannot use tires for tire-derived fuel (TDF), and it lacks a domestic rubber sector. Hence, it faces a need to fund realistic alternatives to try and deal with its tire arisings.

Sayed-Khaiyum said; “There is one company that has already identified equipment. So, once we have that, we will have a recycling system for tires. If someone buy an imported car, we may charge $20 per tire for the car. Once the tires get changed the owner can go a collector and you may get $10 back.”

Sayed-Khaiyum adds that the reason that some countries use recycled tires on their roads is because the rubber component makes them more water-resistant.

To learn more about the topic, please proceed the original article by Tyre & Rubber Recycling.