Fletcher Building to convert tyres into cement at Whangārei plant

A Stuff article.

Fletcher Building is hoping a new initiative will stop 3 million used tyres a year being sent to landfills, and instead use them in cement manufacturing.

The Ministry for the Environment part funded the $25 million project at Golden Bay Cement, with a grant of $16m awarded through its Waste Minimisation Fund.

Environment Minister David Parker was at the opening of the upgraded cement plant in Whangārei on Tuesday.