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Bob Jane T-Marts joins TSA
New addition: The tyre giant Bob Jane T-Marts is the latest in a long list of retailers to sign up to Tyre Stewardship Australia's Product Stewardship Scheme.
Tyre Stewardship Australia secures big coup for tyre recycling program
18 March 2016
AUSTRALIAN automotive recycling initiative, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA),
has announced that Bob Jane T-Marts – one of Australia's largest tyre retailers
– has signed onto its Product Stewardship Scheme.
With 136 stores across Australia, Bob Jane T-Marts is the largest retail chain
to join the TSA accreditation program.
It joins Tyrepower, Beaurepaires, Bridgestone Service Centres and Bridgestone
Select stores, K Mart Tyre & Auto Service, Goodyear Auto Centres, Tyres & More,
TyrePlus and Continental retail outlets as retailers that are committed to the
sustainable management of end-of-life tyres.
TSA is a federal and state government initiative aimed at addressing the
challenge presented by the 51 million end-of-life tyres created in Australia
The initiative was established in June 2014 to address the growing issue of
tyre wastage, while exploring ways to recycle and use old tyres in an
environmentally responsible manner.
Since beginning, TSA has now accredited over 1000 tyre retail outlets, making
it easy for consumers to find a retailer dedicated to environmentally
responsible tyre management.
TSA chairman Gerry Morvell said that he is satisfied with the progress that the
scheme has made over the past two years.
“It is very satisfying that from a standing start, only two years ago, TSA can
now claim that a majority of tyre retail outlets have joined our Product
Stewardship Scheme,” he said.
“We are always pleased when a major retail chain decides to participate and, of
course, it is particularly gratifying when such a well-known Australian brand
name becomes accredited.”
Bob Jane T-Marts CEO Rodney Jane was pleased to sign onto the TSA program.
“We want to see the responsible disposal of tyres which have reached the end of
their life on the road; as well as the recycling of these valuable resources
into a new life,” he said.
TSA was recently allocated over $1.5 million in funding to invest in projects
that lead to higher sales of tyre-derived product that is made by local tyre
recyclers and manufacturers.
TSA said part of the funding will go towards supporting projects aimed at
increasing Australian use of tyre-derived recycled material that is currently
available, such as crumbed rubber, rubber granules and shredded tyres.
This recycled material can be used in applications from road construction and
playground surfacing to adhesives and binders, and even as an additive into
TSA and its members are convinced that these initiatives hold the potential to
create opportunities and jobs going forward.