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More participants join TSA

In the loop: TSA now has major tyre recycling industry player on board with Tyrecycle joining the fight against a growing waste tyre mountain.

Tyre Stewardship Australia gains support of Beaurepaires, Bridgestone, Tyrecycle

General News logo10 Jul 2015

By DANIEL GARDNER

AUSTRALIA'S leading tyre clean-up initiative – Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) continues to garner support, with major retailer Beaurepaires and recycler Tyrecycle joining the growing number of companies to sign up.

The stewardship scheme was established in June last year to address the growing number of waste tyres disposed of in Australia, while exploring methods of environmentally sound recycling, with nearly 500 retail stores now partnered.

With the country's largest recycler Tyrecycle now also on-board, the initiative has even greater momentum behind its objective to cut the proportion of 48 million used tyres that enter landfill and other non-recycled forms of disposal each year.

In January this year, Bridgestone announced it had signed up to the scheme and now has TSA accreditation on all its nationwide outlets, while Beaurepaires has official TSA approval of 276 centres, adding to the more than 200 Tyrepower centres already recognised.

In a statement, TSA said the growing number of organisations joining each month was encouraging and that customers would soon be able to find a participating tyre outlet regardless of which part of the country they live in.

TSA CEO Matt Genever said he is satisfied with the company's progress and that more good news could be expected.

“The pace of accreditation of new retail outlets is pleasing,” he said. “We will soon have additional important announcements. New participants in the Scheme will almost double the already substantial numbers of TSA accredited retail outlets.

“Tyre Stewardship Australia welcomes Tyrecycle as an accredited participant under the Tyre Stewardship Scheme. This participation adds considerably to the growing momentum for all industry players to be part of this cooperative effort to improve environmental outcomes.”

The initiative now has the backing of all major tyre brands sold in Australia as well as the leading retail outlets, and with each new partner TSA gains strength in combating illegal and unsafe disposal practices.

A levy of 25 cents charged on each tyre sold by a participating organisation funds the end-of-life tyre management, accreditation and auditing scheme.

Other organisations already involved include Australia Post, Goodyear, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Toyo, Yokohama and Dunlop.

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