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Jax Tyres joins TSA

Jaxed up: Jax Tyres adds to the lengthy list of companies signed up to the Tyre Stewardship Australia scheme.

Tyre Stewardship Australia offers accreditation to 84 Jax Tyres outlets

General News logo26 Jun 2018

JAX Tyres is the latest retailer to sign up to the Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) scheme, bringing the total number to 1500 TSA-accredited stores across the country.
 
The scheme was set up in 2014 to address issues such as illegal dumping, low rates of recycling and the growing stockpile of tyres in Australia, with partners contributing to the expansion of tyre recycling as well as exploring new uses for the recycled materials. 
 
Jax Tyres has an Australian retail network of 84 outlets and, by gaining TSA accreditation, the retailer has committed to ensuring that any end-of-life tyres it disposes are managed within the TSA accreditation scheme while supporting the TSA’s education and market development efforts.
 
Jax Tyres is the latest company to sign up to TSA accreditation and joins other companies including 
Beaurepaires, Bob Jane T-Marts, Bridgestone Service Centres and Bridgestone Select stores, K Mart Tyre & Auto Service, Goodyear Auto Centres, Tyres & More, Tyrepower, TyrePlus and selected Continental and independent retail outlets.
 
TSA CEO Dale Gilson said consumers appreciate companies to show a commitment to improving the environment.
 
“The JAX Tyres decision to join the nationwide list of accredited retailers is both a welcome development and an indication that the Australian tyre retail sector is comprehensively behind the efforts to ensure we deal with the environmental challenge of end-of-life tyres,” he said. 
 
“For consumers, the addition of JAX Tyres adds further comfort that their chosen tyre retailer is committed to doing the right thing for our environment and the development of a viable future circular economy.”
 
JAX Quickfit CEO Jeff Board said joining TSA was the latest example of the tyre retailer’s environmental focus.
 
“Becoming part of the TSA accreditation scheme is the latest step in our ongoing program of ensuring that all Jax operations are managed in an environmentally sustainable manner,” he said. 
 
“We have continually reviewed operations to ensure the most environmentally sensitive processes and policies possible and we look forward to working with TSA on further addressing the challenge of managing the Australian waste tyre challenge.”
 
TSA says Australia generates more than 56 million end-of-life tyres each year and the scheme is involved in the collection, recycling and research and development of new tyre-derived products.
 
As reported by GoAuto, TSA was granted authorisation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in late May to continue to run the scheme for another six years.
 
The ACCC authorisation means TSA can continue its work in reducing the number of end-of-life tyres damaging the environment via landfill, illegal dumping or undesirable export. 

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