Waste Tyres: A Problem We Can Turn Into Green Jobs
Over 56 million tyres are discarded each year in Australia. This presents a significant environmental problem. Now there is an opportunity for tyre buyers to play a role in turning that costly waste into a valuable resource and new jobs.
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has been created to help eradicate dirty, illegal and unsafe dumping practices and to promote research into new uses for tyre-derived raw materials.
Tyre Stewardship Australia is addressing environmental concerns and creating a best-practice accreditation program that consumers can have confidence in. TSA is also funding research into end uses for tyre-derived material such as for road surfaces, manufacturing and mining and construction.
Tyre Stewardship Australia has successfully brought together major tyre manufacturers Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear-Dunlop, Kumho, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo and Yokohama plus retailers such as Bob Jane T Marts, Kmart Tyre and Auto, Beaurepaires, Tyrepower, Goodyear Auto Care, Bridgestone Service Centres, Tyres & More and TyresPlus, to work on sustainable outcomes for end-of-life tyres. TSA is supported by both Federal and State Governments.
The challenge of sustainably managing all of Australia’s end-of-life tyres is significant but now, through TSA, we can all play a role in arriving at an environmentally, economically and socially beneficial outcome.
Consumers can now play their role by choosing to do business only with TSA accredited suppliers when buying tyres.
There are now over 1,500 TSA accredited retailers nation-wide and over 75% of Australia’s used tyres are collected by TSA accredited operators.