TDF (tire-derived fuel) requires users to have agreements on zoning, transmission access, construction and environmental applications from state and local authorities.
Tyre retreading and remanufacturing offers one of the best opportunities to reduce the number of tyres requiring disposal. Tyre type determines the future life of a tyre. Radial passenger tyres, unlike the bias tyre, are not easily retreaded. New radials require retreaders to retool to state-of-the-art equipment. Low-cost tyres cannot be retreaded.
In Brazil in 1999, the recycling rate for discarded tyres was 10% of the 900,000 tonnes recycled each year.