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Publications archive - Waste and recycling


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Economics of tyre recycling

Final report
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004


Part 1 of this report provides an analysis of waste tyre generation in Australia and a range of end-use segments for waste tyres. A stakeholder consultation process was used to build an understanding of the operation of different market segments including critical driving factors and cost structures. The limited time frame available for the Part 1 analysis has meant that a comprehensive consultation process has not be feasible, and, as a result, the discussions, inferences and implications contained in this report may not be based on full information.

Part 2 of this report contains an economic analysis of the waste tyre situation in Australia. It shows how the level of subsidy affects the volume of tyres sent landfill. It also investigates the consequences of non-compliance with a levy-benefit scheme.

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