Turn tyre waste into profit!

To allay those concerns, REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa) has been designed to handles such queries, nationally.

REDISA is a non-profit organization; whose plan is approved by the Department of Environmental Affairs to clean the country of tyre waste through the creation of a new tyre recycling industry.

There is a growing demand for more and more waste tyres that can be used for end products made from the rubber, steel and textile derived from processing waste tyres.

“Our support ranges from business plan development, to assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments, and what we offer all recycling companies who are registered with REDISA is regular delivery of waste tyre feedstock,” says Stacey Davidson, director at REDISA.

The public has been made aware that REDISA is not a recycler, but supports small and large businesses that recycle and process waste tyres into saleable products.

Currently it works with about 12 recyclers, but plans are afoot to rollover in the next five years, as more recyclers and processors will be supported nationally.

An Infrastructure Development Grant of R310 per tonne is paid at factories, as part of increasing productivity, amongst others.

Quipped Davidson: “This would further assist in the sustainability and growth of each business.”


*When the tyres are delivered to the processing plant, the walls of the tyres are removed,

*The tyre is then put through the stripping machine,

*Thereafter the tyre strips are chopped into blocks,

* The next step is to remove the steel wire and finally crumb the tyre,

* Nothing goes to waste during this process, as the metal from the tyres is sold to scrap yards.

As part of the plan, REDISA works with transporters, depots and processors.

REDISA is constantly looking to resolve issues that the public might have regarding stockpiled tyres, and encourages all members of the public who are aware of tyre stockpiles to contact REDISA at info@redisa.org.za or call 087 35-REUSE (73873).

Ed Note: Just a vivid reminder, during our childhood upbringing we used to play with tyres on the street or when send to the shops. Again, it was common and still is, in kasie for each an every household to have a tyre on top a roof.

Until this day, I haven’t figured the answer to this mystery!

But as from today we know the value of that same tyre. Maybe, and just maybe they will come off from our roofs for profit, just may be…

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