AIEN Event

Innovation and the
Circular Economy –
Tyre Recycling and
Value-Added Manufacturing

10:00am – 11:45am
Monday 29 August 2022 (AEST)


AIEN Members: $77 inc GST
Non Member $110 inc GST

In Australia in 2018/19, it is estimated that 465,000 tonnes of tyres reached end of life. About 41% of these tyres were from passenger cars, 34% was truck tyres and 25% was off-the-road tyres*. In December 2021, the Commonwealth’s export ban came into effect, prohibiting the export of whole and baled tyres for processing and energy recovery overseas. Prior to the ban coming into effect, 56% of Australia’s end of life tyres were exported overseas.

Fortunately, domestic investment in new tyre processing and recycling infrastructure has occurred, reducing the nation’s dependence on export markets. Though there is a lot more to do to build robust domestic infrastructure and markets for tyre-derived products, to avoid the unlawful stockpiling of tyres and disposal in landfill.

In this webinar, we will explore some recent innovations in tyre recycling and markets for recovered tyre materials, to help build a local circular economy for this material. The webinar will showcase new processing infrastructure, innovative market applications and whole of industry work to boost tyre recycling and markets for tyre derived products.



*Tyre Stewardship Australia (2020). Used tyres supply chain and fata analysis. June 2020. Internet publication:


Welcome, Setting the Scene and Webinar Objectives
Dr Mark Jackson, Director, Jackson Environment and Planning & AIEN
Tyrecycle’s New Erskine Park Crumb Rubber Production Facility
Mr Jim Fairweather, CEO, Tyrecycle
Tyre Recycling from a Steel Perspective 
Dr Joe Herbertson AM, Director, Skye Point Innovation
Comfort Break
The National Tyre Export Ban and Work to Create New Markets for Tyre Derived Products
Ms Julie Went, Sustainability Manager, Tyre Stewardship Australia
Comments, Questions and Discussion
Webinar Close


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Dr Mark Jackson

Dr Mark Jackson

Director and Principal Consultant, Jackson Environment and Planning

Mark is a nationally recognised waste management specialist and has 26 years’ experience in the field. He is the Director of Jackson Environment and Planning, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting the waste and recycling industry with planning approvals, EPA licencing and regulatory support. Previous to this, Mark over a 12-year period held senior management positions in the NSW Environment Protection Authority, leading some of the largest recycling industry development, regulatory support and infrastructure investment programs in the country’s history.
Julie Went

Julie Went

Sustainability Manager, Tyre Stewardship Australia

Julie is the Sustainability Manager at Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA).  Julie has expertise in management systems, environmental approvals and compliance, gained through various roles with government and global engineering consulting firms.

At TSA, Julie leads the Foreign End Market Verification Program and green procurement initiatives.  Julie has been involved in activities focussed on preparing industry for the waste export ban.

Jim Fairweather

Jim Fairweather

CEO, Tyrecycle

An experienced executive within the industrial and manufacturing industries.

With more than a decade’s experience in the Waste & Recycling sector, Jim is currently the CEO of Tyrecycle, part of the broader resource recovery group, ResourceCo.

Jim is also President of the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association, President of WRISA, participates in a verity or advisory and working groups and is a Director & Treasurer of the Australian Council of Recyclers.

Dr Joe Herbertson AM

Dr Joe Herbertson AM

Director, Skye Point Innovation

Dr Joe Herbertson is currently an international Assurance Panel member for Responsible Steel. He was formally General Manger Research, BHP Steel and co-founder the Steel Stewardship Forum. He is a Director of The Crucible Group, taking its Continuous Biomass Converter technology from concept to the point of commercialisation. Joe recently co-founded Yarna Yur-ra, a social enterprise committed to safe climate, equity, diversity, and First Nations engagement. He continues to act as a sustainability consultant with international companies.