From landfill to useful
Treadlite is a Waikato-based company productising waste streams, with a focus on tyres. More than 7.75 million tyres (passenger tyre equivalents) reach end of life in New Zealand every year – some 73,700 tonnes worth!
It is estimated of that 70% go to landfill, are stockpiled or illegally dumped. We also know large numbers of tyres are shipped offshore to be burnt with major environmental and human health implications. We think this is madness.
The Treadlite vision is simple “Our Place, Our Problem”. Rubber and steel in tyres are high value materials and we want to use those materials locally to create products and employment, particular in the regions in New Zealand where they are needed. Transporting tyres across the country to large plants creates further emissions and a vital opportunity for the regions is lost.
- More InfoSustainability Highlights: Towards Zero Waste
Listing last updated 29/09/2020