A central part of the TSA accreditation program, reporting on the disposal of ELTs has begun to take place with the roll-out of a specially built online reporting platform.
The monthly reporting required by the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme is designed to follow the movements of tyres from retail to point of recycling, export or other disposal and will provide valuable information on the true fate of ELTs.
Reporting is a critical element in working towards solutions for economic and sustainable use of ELTs and adheres to the proven maxim that if you want to improve something, first you must measure it.
The automated reporting platform has been designed to be easy to use and only requires a monthly input of disposals against the collector or recycler entity used. All TSA accredited collector and recyclers are on the platform but retailers can also report as disposed of to a non accredited entity and that will trigger a process of establishing the ability of that collector/recycler to join the TSA scheme.
Online reporting is being rolled–out state by state and major retail chains will also be able to report on one spread-sheet, if there is a central collecting contract that covers all of their stores.