20 June 2022
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) welcomes Ascenso Tyres as the newest contributor to Australia’s Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (TPSS).
Ascenso manufactures and distributes specialist Off-The-Road (OTR) tyres for the agriculture, construction, material handling and forestry sectors.
It will contribute to the Scheme by paying a voluntary levy on every tyre imported into Australia. This contribution will accelerate efforts, led by TSA in collaboration with industry and government, to ensure the sustainable management, recycling and productive use of Agricultural and OTR tyres that end their life in Australia.
“In the agriculture sector alone, each year, an estimated 37,000 tonnes of OTR tyres are consumed, with less than 15% recovered as a valuable resource” says TSA CEO Lina Goodman.
“Ascenso’s contribution will go towards understanding how best to recover those tyres as a valuable resource for reuse in innovative ways, such as roads, pavement, sporting fields, agricultural mats and fuel. Developing more end-market solutions such as these will stimulate sustainable resource recovery efforts and reduce stockpiling or on-site burials of OTR tyres.”
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