TyreConnect joins Tyre Stewardship Australia to drive positive environmental outcomes
Tyre Stewardship Australia Adds TyreConnect
TyreConnect is the 10th tyre importer to join Tyre Stewardship Australia. The importer and wholesaler, which along with tyresales is owned by leading Australia automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business, carsales, will partner with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) in a commitment to the responsible disposal of end-of-life tyres.
TyreConnect CEO, David Campsell said the decision to sign on to the stewardship programme was recognition of the importance of TSA and its achievements.
“By cultivating win-win relationships like this one with Tyre Stewardship Australia, the carsales tyre group (which includes the TyreConnect and tyresales businesses) shows it is serious about preserving and protecting the environment for the next generation. Tyre stewardship is a responsibility we take seriously,” Campsell explained.
TSA CEO Lina Goodman congratulated TyreConnect: “In joining TSA as a financial contributor, TyreConnect joins our other importers in showing leadership towards sustainable practices for used tyres. We congratulate TyreConnect for taking this important initiative to drive positive environmental outcomes.”
TyreConnect joins Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear Dunlop, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo, and Yokohama as tyre importers contributing to finding alternate solutions for Australia’s end of life tyres (EOLT). Car manufacturers Volkswagen, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz are also contributing to TSA.
Australia generates the equivalent of 56 million end-of-life passenger tyres (EOLT) annually. Whilst 72% is re-used, reprocessed or upcycled, 28% of the volume is still disposed to landfill, buried or stockpiled.