Supercars enlists Entyr to recycle thousands of its discarded tyres in new partnership
The Supercars Championship has partnered with Queensland-based clean conversion company Entyr to recycle race-used tyres.
Entyr specialises in recycling end-of-life tyres by turning them into raw materials and with the sporting event using more than 14,000 a year, it is seen as a key step in the championship’s sustainability efforts.
The company recently took delivery of more than 400 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres from October’s Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 for recycling, which served as a trial run for the partnership.
“Supercars’ alignment with Entyr is a really important part of our journey going forward,” said Supercars Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Tim Watsford.
“From a broader sport perspective, sustainability and looking after our planet are incredibly important, and Supercars is now on our journey.
“Seeing our race-used Dunlop tyres converted into materials that can be used again is very gratifying and a great step for our championship.
“From a broader sport perspective, sustainability and looking after our planet are incredibly important, and Supercars is now on our journey."
“As a sport with a huge and passionate audience, we have a great platform to try and make change and drive a greener future, and our partnership with Entyr is another key step we are taking to achieve that.”
Entyr’s decarbonisation process sees tyres shredded down to a fine powdered substance that can be used to produce asphalt and has been proven to result in safer, longer lasting road surfaces.
The clean steel derived from this process is then sold to steel mills where it is melted and included in other production uses such as the manufacturing of train wheels.
It is an internationally patented, low-emissions thermal baking process for end-of-life tyres which avoids burning toxic waste and ensures that 100% of the tyre is repurposed.
In its drive for more sustainable practices, Supercars also adopted BP’s E75 racing fuel earlier this year which contains more than 80% of second generation fuel components.
The Supercars Championship is set to conclude this weekend at the Adelaide 500 in Australia with Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki looking set to win the title with a 131-point lead over Triple Eight’s Shane van Gisbergen.