Tyre Stewardship Australia Gets a Boost

Australian JAX tyres with 84 retailers has signed up with TSA to ensure that the company does its best to promote tyre recycling in Australia.

JAX Tyres will, under the arrangement, help support the public education and market development efforts of the TSA.

It joins a host of other retail chains in accreditation. These include Beaurepaires, Bob Jane T-Marts, Bridgesone 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.

1500 tyre stores nationwide are currently TSA accredited.

Dale Gilson, TSA, CEO, said there were several 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,” he said.

Jeff Board, JAX Quickfit, CEO, said that becoming part of the TSA accreditation scheme was a step in the direction of ensuring all of its future operations were environmentally sustainable.

“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,” he said.

The ACCC recently granted the TSA a further six-year authorisation for the Tyre Stewardship Scheme.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com


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