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Watch: Christchurch researchers find novel way to tackle tyre waste problem

Researchers in Christchurch have found a new way to tackle the country's mounting tyre waste problem, while also making buildings stronger in earthquakes.

Their novel approach is being encouraged by the Government, which is looking for fresh ideas for tackling the country's waste.

1 NEWS' Sam Clarke discovered how it all works in the fascinating video above.

Their novel approach is being encouraged by the Government. Source: 1 NEWS