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“Australia’s Used Tyre Story” on Channel Ten’s Planet Shapers TV Series

25 November 2023

Did you catch Network Ten’s Planet Shapers TV series featuring Tyre Stewardship Australia?

The episode dived into Australia’s used tyre story, providing a snapshot of the current state of play for tyre recovery in Australia, what is happening onshore right now and the road ahead to achieving better and more sustainable outcomes for our used tyres.

The episode features interviews with:

  • CEO of Tyre Stewardship Australia, @Lina Goodman,
  • UNSW Scientia Professor, @Veena Sahajwalla, and
  • RMIT University Professor, @Filippo Giustozzi.

Watch the full episode here:

All Australians can play a part in supporting our circular economy for used tyres now and into the future by following three easy steps:

  • Visit
  • Search for your local TSA Accredited retailer who is committed to responsibly managing your used tyres.
  • Buy from the brands contributing to Australia’s Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme when purchasing your next set of tyres.

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Background on Tyre Stewardship Australia

Australia’s tyre product steward was established in 2014 to implement the national voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (TPSS) – an ACCC-authorised industry framework to reduce the environmental, health and safety impacts of the 56 million Equivalent Passenger Units (EPUs) which reach their end of life in Australia each year.

TSA’s vision is of a circular economy for end-of-life (EOL) tyres that contribute to a sustainable society.

It works all along the tyre supply chain to minimise waste and increase value for government, industry, businesses and consumers, by:

  • Accrediting and monitoring compliance of TPSS participants – now 1,700 and counting, including tyre manufacturers, retailers, collectors, and recyclers who are committed to sustainable practices.
  • Working with levy contributors to invest in market development initiatives – over $9 million invested to date, including:
    • research and development
    • commercialisation of new productive uses for EOL tyres driving the transformation of a waste product into a useful commodity, creating new industries and jobs while reducing the environmental harm caused by the illegal dumping of old tyres.
  • Providing a range of ESG tools and services for use by government, industry, R&D and consumers, including:
    • Foreign End Market Verification (FEMV) platform – the only global platform that verifies Australian-generated end-of-life-tyres are not causing environmental or social harm at their final destination.
    • Sustainable Outcomes Indicator star rating which drives and promotes best practice operations and the development and use of tyre-derived materials and products in the Australian market.
    • Circular Collaborator platform which supports products manufactured in Australia using Australian-made tyre-derived material.

Media contact for TSA:

Tolga Huseyin, Tyre Stewardship Australia, Marketing Manager
Phone: 0409 270 038

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