Andrew Christie and engineers Stuart Monteith and Owen Young of Pacific Rubber spoke with Nadine Chalmers-Ross from Breakfast on 2 October about the innovative and sustainable process for recycling used tyres.
Pacific Rubber sources old tyres from across the North Island and strips and shreds them in the Takanini-based Auckland factory to be used as a rubber crumb and buffing product.
The rubber crumbs are used in playgrounds and with synthetic grass in playing fields, making the field available for use year-round. St Peter’s College in Auckland has a Pacific Rubber turf in place, created with 80,000 used tyres that would have otherwise been sent to landfill.
See our case study for more on how the team helped Pacific Rubber.