Each year in Australia, the equivalent of 48 million tyres reach the end of their life, only 16% of these are domestically recycled. Around two thirds of used tyres in Australia end up in landfill, are stockpiled, illegally dumped or have an unknown fate.
This represents both a waste of resources and creates health and environmental issues.
Each passenger car tyre contains approximately 1.5kg of steel, 0.5kg of textiles and 7 kg of rubber.
WASTE TYRE RECYCLING
End-of-life tyres and tyre derived products can be put to productive use in many ways which include:
the manufacture of new rubber products such as soft fall surfaces, artificial turf and conveyer belts
road construction and surfacing
alternative fuel source for producers of energy and cement
brake pads and other rubber products.
IMPORTANCE OF TYRE RECYCLING AND CORRECT DISPOSAL
Old tyres are a potentially valuable resource with various re-use, recycling and waste to energy options.
Stockpiles of tyres present a fire danger, which, if burnt, can release toxic gases.
These stockpiles are a further health risk, as they provide ideal breeding habitats for mosquitoes and vermin.
Transporting tyres in their standard size requires more space and more trucks and transport due to the pre shredded sizing creating more emissions and costing more money.
Thankfully there is a solution when it comes to processing end of life tyres.
The Tana Shark 440DT waste shredder is designed for shredding the widest range of materials. The shredder enables full control over the particle size from 2” to 20” with a low operating cost. The Tana Shark 440DT can replace up to two shredders and a screen by shredding waste into the required particle size in one pass. It can even be moved between sites.
The TANA 440DT also features an overband magnet which separates most of the metal wires directly from the shredded material flow on the conveyor. Once separated, shredded tyres and metals can be sold and reused in many ways.
End-of-life tyres is one of the most problematic yet growing areas of recycling.
The TANA Shark 440DT waste shredder can be used to shred tyres, with sizes ranging from car and truck tyres up to heavy earthmoving and mining to support the recycling process.
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