Tyre Heaven

By Neil Sherratt

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Tyre Heaven

Project 2013-09-28 06:39:04 +1200

Tyre Heaven seeks to eradicate the mountains of waste tyres that are contaminating the NZ countryside.

We seek to raise enough cash in order to help pay the costs of collecting and disposing of waste tyres in an advanced waste tyre processing plant built in the UK.

New Zealand produces circa 65,000 metric tonne in waste tyres per annum that end up in both legal and illegal landfills, farmer's paddocks, dairy farm silage stacks, dumped along river banks and any other place they can be hidden.


The problem is getting worse now that local Councils no longer take tyres at landfill.

From an environmental perspective waste tyres are:

  1. Not biodegradable.
  2. Highly toxic if burnt.
  3. Known for leaching pollutants (oils) into the ground and waterways.
  4. A breading ground for insects.
  5. A direct cost (up to $10 per tyre) to all who currently handle their disposal.

The processing plant we seek to get converts the tyres into useful and sellable outputs including:

  1.  Scrap steel - sold to local scrap metal merchant.
  2.  Syngas - cleaned and compressed to feed a 2MW electricity generator. Some electricity powers the process plant and the excess is sold and delivered back into the National Grid.
  3.  A low sulphur fuel oil that can be further refined into kerosene and diesel fuel.
  4. Carbon black - sold back to tyre manufactures for reuse in manufacture of new tyres.

 

Everything is used - nothing is wasted.  Hence the name Tyre Heaven  :-)

Our proposition to New Zealand includes:

  1. The first sustainable and viable way to dispose of large volumes of waste tyres in one go.
  2. Major reduction in associated environmental issues and a big boost to the 100% Pure marketing campaign.
  3. Major reduction in associated health issues.
  4. Additional and continuous supply of electricity to the National Grid.
  5. New employer of local people.


The NZ Government are behind the massive issue of what to do with the waste tyres.  In March 2012 the Government funded an initiative called Tyrewise (http://tyrewise.co.nz) with the view to find a suitable solution.  A solution has been found a proposal is currently in front of the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) for review.  Key points to this solution include:

  1. MfE to declare waste tyres as a Priority Product.
  2. The set up of a Product Stewardship Scheme (www.tyrewise.co.nz/auto-stewardship-nz/‎)
  3. The addition of a new levy on all tyres at the point of entry into NZ to cover the cost of their disposal. 
  4. Allow only authorised tyre collectors and disposal operators to participate in this market.


The NZ Government are doing their bit by making waste tyres a high prioroty issue.  Now its Tyre Heaven's turn to do the real work of cleaning up the country and your generous contributions will help us pay the costs of doing this.

 

Here are some recent articles about waste tyres:

Waikato Regional Council website –September 26th 2013 – Tyre burner fined $20,000 - http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Community/Whats-happening/News/Media-releases/Tyre-burner-aggressive-towards-Fire-Service--/

NZ Herald – Monday August 5th 2013 – New Consents needed for waste tyres - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11106598

Stuff – March 27th 2013 – Tyre Dealers Concerned of Dumping - http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/8478635/Tyre-dealers-concerned-at-dumping-reports

Scoop – Wednesday Jan 16th 2013 – million tyre dumper does a runner - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1301/S00287/million-tyres-dumper-does-a-runner.htm

Stuff – December 6th 2011 – Illegal dumping costs city $1.2 million -

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/6088449/Illegal-dumping-costs-city-1-2m

Comments

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Tyre Heaven Website

29/10/2013 at 9:36 AM

Hi,

Just to let you know that we have launched a website for tyre heaven.  This can be seen at http://www.tyreheaven.com

    Pledgers 1

    Kat Jenkins
    2013-10-20 10:37:29 +1300

    Followers 1

    Followers of Tyre Heaven

    Tyre Heaven

    Project 2013-09-28 06:39:04 +1200

    Tyre Heaven seeks to eradicate the mountains of waste tyres that are contaminating the NZ countryside.

    We seek to raise enough cash in order to help pay the costs of collecting and disposing of waste tyres in an advanced waste tyre processing plant built in the UK.

    New Zealand produces circa 65,000 metric tonne in waste tyres per annum that end up in both legal and illegal landfills, farmer's paddocks, dairy farm silage stacks, dumped along river banks and any other place they can be hidden.


    The problem is getting worse now that local Councils no longer take tyres at landfill.

    From an environmental perspective waste tyres are:

    1. Not biodegradable.
    2. Highly toxic if burnt.
    3. Known for leaching pollutants (oils) into the ground and waterways.
    4. A breading ground for insects.
    5. A direct cost (up to $10 per tyre) to all who currently handle their disposal.

    The processing plant we seek to get converts the tyres into useful and sellable outputs including:

    1.  Scrap steel - sold to local scrap metal merchant.
    2.  Syngas - cleaned and compressed to feed a 2MW electricity generator. Some electricity powers the process plant and the excess is sold and delivered back into the National Grid.
    3.  A low sulphur fuel oil that can be further refined into kerosene and diesel fuel.
    4. Carbon black - sold back to tyre manufactures for reuse in manufacture of new tyres.

     

    Everything is used - nothing is wasted.  Hence the name Tyre Heaven  :-)

    Our proposition to New Zealand includes:

    1. The first sustainable and viable way to dispose of large volumes of waste tyres in one go.
    2. Major reduction in associated environmental issues and a big boost to the 100% Pure marketing campaign.
    3. Major reduction in associated health issues.
    4. Additional and continuous supply of electricity to the National Grid.
    5. New employer of local people.


    The NZ Government are behind the massive issue of what to do with the waste tyres.  In March 2012 the Government funded an initiative called Tyrewise (http://tyrewise.co.nz) with the view to find a suitable solution.  A solution has been found a proposal is currently in front of the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) for review.  Key points to this solution include:

    1. MfE to declare waste tyres as a Priority Product.
    2. The set up of a Product Stewardship Scheme (www.tyrewise.co.nz/auto-stewardship-nz/‎)
    3. The addition of a new levy on all tyres at the point of entry into NZ to cover the cost of their disposal. 
    4. Allow only authorised tyre collectors and disposal operators to participate in this market.


    The NZ Government are doing their bit by making waste tyres a high prioroty issue.  Now its Tyre Heaven's turn to do the real work of cleaning up the country and your generous contributions will help us pay the costs of doing this.

     

    Here are some recent articles about waste tyres:

    Waikato Regional Council website –September 26th 2013 – Tyre burner fined $20,000 - http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Community/Whats-happening/News/Media-releases/Tyre-burner-aggressive-towards-Fire-Service--/

    NZ Herald – Monday August 5th 2013 – New Consents needed for waste tyres - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11106598

    Stuff – March 27th 2013 – Tyre Dealers Concerned of Dumping - http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/8478635/Tyre-dealers-concerned-at-dumping-reports

    Scoop – Wednesday Jan 16th 2013 – million tyre dumper does a runner - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1301/S00287/million-tyres-dumper-does-a-runner.htm

    Stuff – December 6th 2011 – Illegal dumping costs city $1.2 million -

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/6088449/Illegal-dumping-costs-city-1-2m

    Comments

    Tyre Heaven Website

    29/10/2013 at 9:36 AM

    Hi,

    Just to let you know that we have launched a website for tyre heaven.  This can be seen at http://www.tyreheaven.com

      Kat Jenkins
      2013-10-20 10:37:29 +1300

      Followers of Tyre Heaven

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 20/10/2013 at 10:37 AM.