(1) (a) The Waste Bureau supplies waste tyres that are used as TDF, and this is currently to cement kilns and brickworks. TDF plays a major role in ensuring the diversion of waste tyres from landfills, and the Waste Bureau will continue to use TDF opportunities in order to continue improving waste tyre diversion rates. The Waste Bureau may also, from time to time, explore TDF related commercial opportunities as mandated in the National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014 (NEM:WAA 2014).
(b) (i) There is nothing preventing private companies from processing waste tyres for the waste to energy sector, and the Waste Bureau is aware of one private company that already supplies TDF.
(ii) The Waste Bureau does not intend to implement trade barriers or restrictions on private companies supplying TDF on a commercial basis to the waste-to-energy sector
(2) (a) cement kilns gain a cost benefit from replacing coal with tyres.
(c) See (a) and (b) above
(4) The Waste Bureau, up until now, has only supplied whole passenger tyres to the cement industry (unprocessed), and, therefore, there is no price point that has been set for processed waste tyres (TDF).
(5) (a) The Waste Bureau does not have powers to decide which companies should or should not enter the waste-to-energy sector.