1 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.
The 84-strong network of JAX Tyres is the latest to boost the numbers of TSA accredited tyre retailers, taking that total number to over 1,500 TSA accredited tyre stores nationwide.
By gaining accreditation for their highly visible tyre stores, JAX have committed to ensuring that any end-of-life tyres they dispose of are managed within the TSA accreditation scheme, as well as to supporting the public education and market development efforts of TSA.
JAX Tyres join Beaurepaires, Bob Jane T-Marts, Bridgestone Service Centres and Bridgestone Select stores, K Mart Tyre & Auto Service, Goodyear Auto Centres, Tyres & More, Tyrepower, TyrePlus and selected Continental and independent retail outlets in achieving TSA Accreditation. The comprehensive reach of the combined TSA accredited stores ensures that almost no Australian customer is beyond easy access of a TSA accredited tyre retailer.
Welcoming JAX Tyres to TSA accreditation TSA CEO, Dale Gilson, remarked on the consumer options available within the scheme. “The JAX Tyres decision to join the nationwide list of accredited retailers is both a welcome development and an indication that the Australian tyre retail sector is comprehensively behind the efforts to ensure we deal with the environmental challenge of end-of-life tyres. For consumers, the addition of JAX Tyres adds further comfort that their chosen tyre retailer is committed to doing the right thing for our environment and the development of a viable future circular economy.”
Australia currently generates over 56 million end-of-life tyres each year and TSA is heavily involved, through tyre retail, collection, recycling and research and development of new tyre-derived products, in growing the proportion of those tyres that find a beneficial domestic recycled end use.
Commenting on the JAX Tyres TSA accreditation JAX Quickfit CEO, Jeff Board highlighted the JAX broader environmental commitment. “Becoming part of the TSA accreditation scheme is the latest step in our ongoing program of ensuring that all JAX operations are managed in an environmentally sustainable manner. We have continually reviewed operations to ensure the most environmentally sensitive processes and policies possible and we look forward to working with TSA on further addressing the challenge of managing the Australian waste tyre challenge.”