Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) – the end-of-life tire management authority designing programs and regulations for tire recycling and material recovery in the country – is inviting innovators to help improve the recovery of large off-the-road (OTR) tires once they reach end of life.

Around 120,000 tons of end-of-life OTR tires are sent to landfill every year.

These tires are used in some of Australia’s most important industries: mining, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and aviation. At end of life, less than 15% of these tires are recovered and then recycled for use as a new resource, the remainder are stockpiled, buried onsite or sent to landfill.

Currently, limited recycling capabilities in Australia make it difficult to find meaningful recovery and recycling solutions for OTR tires. This is due to known barriers, including onsite disposal, their location in regional and remote areas and the challenges associated with their size.

TSA is looking for different thinking to solve an old problem and for Australia’s brightest minds and enterprises to help develop solutions that will increase tire resource recovery in infrastructure, mining, agricultural and construction applications.

TSA is looking for different thinking to solve an old problem | Video by Tyre Stewardship Australia.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) invites you to submit your ideas, pitch and business plan today.

Find out more or apply here.