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Tyrecycle proud member of Tyre Stewardship Australia


Jul 2015


 

The objectives of the Tyre Stewardship Scheme (TSS) are to increase resource recovery and recycling, as well as minimise the environmental, health and safety impacts of ELTs generated in Australia, and develop Australia’s tyre recycling industry and markets for tyre derived products.

“Developing a uniform approach to eliminating the devastating effects of ELTs on our environment and community is important, in line with the Tyre Stewardship Australia set target of increasing recycling to 50% in five years,” he said.

According to Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) CEO, Matt Genever: “Tyre Stewardship Australia welcomes Tyrecycle as an accredited participant under the Tyre Stewardship Scheme. Tyrecycle’s market footprint adds considerably to the growing momentum for all industry players to be part of this concerted and cooperative endeavour. Through participation all along the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers to collectors and recyclers, the knowledge gained and actions taken will result in significantly improved environmental outcomes.”

In April 2015, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted authorisation to the Tyre Stewardship Scheme, citing that it was satisfied that the public benefit outweighs any public detriment.

The ACCC also considered there was public benefit in TSA’s proposal to fund research and development as well as educational activities. They cited it is likely to contribute to the environmentally sound disposal of ELTs through assisting industry in recognising the commercial value of ELTs and the identification of potential markets for tyre derived products.

Tyre Stewardship Australia is a non-profit company with an independent chairperson and six other directors appointed by stakeholder bodies. Its role is to implement the TSS, administer participant accreditation, audit and report on the scheme, undertake education, awareness and information activities, and support market development and early stage research in the field of ELT utilisation for the benefit of the industry.

* Advance innovative technologies by supporting collaborative research in priority technologies;
* Support the growth of skills and capacity in Australia in technologies related to ELTs for the domestic and international markets; and
* Share the results of that research with the wider industry as appropriate.