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The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

Fiji Considers Rubberised Asphalt

Fijian government is exploring the possibility of using old tyres to lay new roads

Rubberised Asphalt for Fiji?

Fijian Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says rubber mixed with glass and bitumen has been used to lay new roads in other parts of the world. It is a process that Fiji should also be considering says Sayed-Khaiyum.

Fiji is not a heavily industrialised nation so it cannot simply use the tyres for TDF, and it has no domestic rubber industry. Hence, it faces a need to fund realistic alternatives to try and deal with its tyre arisings.

Sayed-Khaiyum said; “There is one company that has already identified equipment. So, once we have that, we will have a recycling system for tyres. If someone buy an imported car, we may charge $20 per tyre for the car. Once the tyres get changed the owner can go a collector and you may get $10 back.”

Sayed-Khaiyum adds that the reason that some countries use recycled tyres on their roads is because the rubber component makes them more water-resistant.

Source: FBC News