18 October 2021
In a landmark commitment, Tyre Stewardship Australia is pleased to announce that major off-the-road (OTR) tyre importers Bearcat, Bridgestone Mining Solutions, Goodyear, Kal Tire, Michelin and Yokohama have committed to joining the voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (the Scheme) from January 2022.
“Tyre importers who join the Scheme are helping drive solutions. The future for the OTR tyre sector is looking brighter thanks to their efforts. We applaud them and encourage other tyre importers to follow their lead.” – TSA CEO Lina Goodman
These leading tyre importers have agreed to contribute financially to the Scheme and help find sustainable outcomes for end-of-life OTR tyres.
Less than 15 percent of the 140,000 tonnes of OTR tyres sold in the Australian market each year are recovered as a resource, with the majority ending up buried on site, dumped or in landfill.
This problem exists on a global scale and the Australian mining, agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors now have the opportunity to assist Australia be world leaders when it comes to the recovery of OTR tyres and related products.