former Standing Council on Environment and Water

(incorporating the National Environment Protection Council)

Study into domestic and international fate of end-of-life tyres - Final Report

On 13 December 2013, COAG replaced its 22 Standing Councils, Select Councils and governance fora with a set of eight Councils and the decision saw the revocation of the Standing Council on Environment and Water. Work is currently underway to resolve how its existing work would be handled in the future. In the interim, this website is currently maintained for historical purposes and is scheduled for archiving.

A new website for the National Environment Protection Council is being developed.

Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd, 2012

In 2009 Hyder Consulting prepared a report for the Environment Protection and Heritage Council which collected baseline data for 2007-08 on end of life tyre destinations - Study into End of Life Tyres, 23 March 2009, Hyder. In 2010 Hyder Consulting was commissioned to update this study to inform the deliberations of the Tyres Implementation Working Group in developing a voluntary industry-led product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres.

In this study the destinations for end-of -life tyres have been categorised as follows:

  • Domestic: recycling, energy recovery, civil engineering, licensed landfill and unknown
  • International: reuse and retreading, recycling and energy recovery