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.
JULY 2018 - New national specifications for Crumbed Rubber Asphalt (CRA), achieved through the work of Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) and TSA, with the support of Transport and Main Roads Queensland and Main Roads Western Australia, could see millions more end-of-life tyres headed for reuse as part of Australia’s road infrastructure.
JULY 2018 - The Tyre Stewardship Australia team has been expanded to reflect the organisational objective of growing viable markets for end-of-life tyres. A focus very much on end-users such as local government authorities and other large manufacturing and industrial organisations.
JUNE 2018 - One of the most recognisable names in tyre retailing has joined the comprehensive roster of tyre retailers with Tyre Stewardship Australia accreditation; further increasing the already significant choices for consumers looking to find a tyre retailer exercising environmentally sustainable management of end-of-life tyres.
MAY 2018 - Sami Bitumen Technologies recently won an industry innovation award for developing a new way to ensure that crumb rubber-modified (CRM) binder for road sealing could be transported and used up to 1,100 kilometres from its point of manufacture with no degradation in its quality and usability.
MAY 2018 - Old truck tyres being used to shore-up difficult construction sites may not initially present as a natural link. Yet that is exactly what a TSA accredited recycler has been doing. Creating, amongst other solutions, cost effective and quick to construct retaining walls that address the engineering challenge of turning sloping sites into multiple flat levels
APRIL 2018 - TSA accredited recycler, Lomwest Enterprises of Western Australia, has created a high-performance wall system, out of baled used tyres contained within highly stable concrete skins, that has applications including retaining walls, sound barriers, sea and blast walls, cyclone shelters and even race track impact barriers.
APRIL 2018 - A casual vacancy on the TSA Board has been filled by the Chief Financial Officer of Michelin Australia, Mr. David Lane. David has been the Michelin CFO since 2011. His role encompasses the finance function of the organisation as well as the legal & risk management and corporate development domains.
APRIL 2018 - The website specifically designed to educate consumers and drive them to use TSA accredited retailers has achieved some very impressive results in a relatively short time. Launched in the second half of 2017 and promoted by a significant traditional and online media campaign, www.greentyreproject.com.au has, from the beginning of November 2017
MARCH 2018 - Two more tyre retail groups have joined the burgeoning roster of fully TSA accredited tyre retail chains. TYREPLUS and Tyres & More now have all their participating tyre stores accredited, or in the process of gaining accreditation. They join Beaurepaires, Bob Jane T-Marts, Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Service Centres, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, Michelin Service Centres and Tyrepower in covering their entire network
MARCH 2018 - One of the most prominent Toyota dealerships in the country is leading the charge of car dealerships gaining TSA tyre retailer accreditation. This development sees additional players in the tyre supply chain committing themselves to sustainably managing their end-of-life tyres within the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme.
FEBRUARY 2018 - The roll-call of TSA accredited tyre retailers continues to grow with a steady stream of new accreditations each month. Now one of the nation’s largest motoring groups, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), has joined the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme by becoming a TSA accredited tyre retailer.