MARCH 2019 - A recent trial of an innovative new horse track surface, made with a mix of recycled tyre rubber, has yielded exciting results. Late in 2018, Flexiroc Australia installed its Equine Air paving product on 550 square metres at a Racing Victoria facility, Pakenham Racing Clubs Tynong Complex.
MARCH 2019 - A further five councils have become TSA accredited at the start of 2019, thus ensuring their tyre purchasing and usage, and their specification of recycled tyre-derived products add to the push to improve end-of life tyre management in Australia.
MARCH 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia has recently published an update to the Best Practice Guidelines on Tyre Storage and Fire and Emergency Preparedness. This updated document serves to provide tyre collectors and recyclers with a roadmap to comply with the regulations and requirements relevant to tyre storage
MARCH 2019 - A quick review of the numbers of visitors to the consumer facing Green Tyre Project website (www.greentyreproject.com.au) reveals that significant numbers of Australian tyre buyers are aware of the need to buy only from Tyre Stewardship Australia accredited retailers.
MARCH 2019 - Used Australian tyres are being dumped overseas with little regard for how they are recycled or disposed of. As an industry-led product stewardship program, established by leading tyre importers, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is keen to find a solution for end-of-life tyres.
JANUARY 2019 - Tyre Stewardship Australia welcomed Ms. Lina Goodman as the organisation's new CEO. She has more than 20 years’ experience in resource recovery and environmental innovation, bringing together projects and partners to deliver commercial and environmental improvements.
JANUARY 2019 - TSA and the Australian Asphalt Paving Association (AAPA) are working together in delivering a series of information sessions to state and local authority roads bodies, roads engineers and contractors. The sessions, which began in 2018, aim to increase understanding of the application of rubberised road products.
JANUARY 2019 - TSA welcomes Gary Body as the new Accreditation and Compliance Auditor. Gary will conduct TSA accreditation and compliance audits for both prospective and accredited participants. He will work with businesses to follow up on any recommendations made during the audit process
DECEMBER 2018 - It is easy for Launceston locals to shop for tyres with confidence that their old tyres are not ending up in illegal dumps. By shopping from Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) accredited retailers, such as Tazzy Tyres
DECEMBER 2018 - A 335 metre stretch of innovative road surface was laid in the City of Mitcham at Stanlake Avenue, St Marys, in South Australia. The asphalt trial is being funded by Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) to support research and development that can increase local markets for tyre-derived product.
NOVEMBER 2018 - The increased use of end-of-life tyres for road applications is an international project that has seen many countries work to improve outcomes and share knowledge.
OCTOBER 2018 - The TSA 2017/18 Annual Report is now available for download from www.tyrestewardship.org.au/about-tsa/annual-report. The report covers the period during which TSA showed continued growth in all aspects of its core operations; accreditation and compliance, public and industry education and market development.
OCTOBER 2018 - Following an open application process TSA’s Industry Consultative Group has been instituted with representatives from importers, retailers, recyclers, collectors and from the Australian Tyre Recycling Association (ATRA).
SEPTEMBER 2018 - The nine Costco warehouse sites in Australia are now TSA accredited tyre retailers. The American warehouse company joined the scheme as part of their global sustainability policy, allowing members to purchase new tyres from Costco confident of the sustainable management of any waste tyres the retailer may collect.
SEPTEMBER 2018 - The application of the Tyre Stewardship Fund, which has seen over $3 million committed in support of R&D projects focussed on new domestic uses for recycled end-of-life tyres, has now been expanded to include a Demonstration and Infrastructure stream.
SEPTEMBER 2018 - TSA consumer education and engagement website greentyreproject.com.au has since launched in November of last year generated over 1 million clicks, an average site visitation of more than 100,000 per month.
SEPTEMBER 2018 - TSA board welcomes Allan Kerr to its ranks. Allan brings to his new role extensive manufacturing industry experience, which includes a lengthy period as the Managing Director of Australia’s largest tyre recycler.
SEPTEMBER 2018 - Anyone involved in the management of end-of-life tyres, would have heard pyrolysis and gasification being touted as perfect circular economy recycling solutions. With the promise of high temperature thermal processing resulting in products such as oil, synthetic gas, carbon black and steel
AUGUST 2018 - Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand General Affairs Manager, Doug Barclay, has joined the TSA board. Mr Barclay fills the casual vacancy created by the departure of Bridgestone Managing Director, Andrew Moffatt; who recently announced his intention to retire, at the end of September
AUGUST 2018 - As one of the world's largest tyre markets, the task of sustainably managing the USA's end-of -life tyre volume could be expected to be daunting. So in 1991 the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) began its efforts to address the issue.
AUGUST 2018 - The recent appointment of Julie Went as Compliance Officer at TSA will assist the Accreditation and Compliance function with the now substantial task of supporting the compliance needs of the over 1500 accredited businesses within the Scheme.
JULY 2018 -The strong nationwide, consumer focussed, advertising campaign executed by TSA, in the latter part of 2017 first half of 2018, has delivered impressive levels of consumer awareness and engagement.