More local authorities join the drive to increase domestic tyre recycling
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.
The councils are;
Burdekin Shire Council (QLD)
Campbelltown City Council (SA)
Launceston Shire Council (TAS)
Paroo Shire Council (QLD)
Prospect City Council (SA)
By joining the TSA accreditation scheme, they join more than 1500 industry, local government and transport industry participants who all pledge to ensure they employ sustainable waste tyre management practices and seek to do tyre industry related business only with other TSA accredited entities.
Local government authorities are an important partner in the channel, not only having the responsibility for tyre management of their fleets and end-of-life tyres from their constituents, but also in the opportunity to use products containing recycled rubber in urban infrastructure.
No doubt all will be watching the crumbed-rubber asphalt results in South Australia’s City of Mitcham project in addition to the other trials occurring across the country, with a view to specifying the use of these surfaces for their future road maintenance and enhancement projects.
The trial in the city of Mitcham consists of a 335 metre stretch of the innovative road surface at Stanlake Avenue, St Marys. That project is being funded by Tyre Stewardship Australia as part of the organisation’s focus on motivating an increase in local markets for tyre-derived product.
TSA will continue to engage with local government authorities regarding further involvement from the sector, to realise the benefits of improved sustainability and access to innovative new tyre-derived products