Tyre Stewardship Australia’s National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (TPSS) has been recognised as finest apply product stewardship by the federal authorities as a part of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence. The accreditation was additional bolstered by vital funding to extend useful resource restoration related to the off-the-road sector and increasing the TPSS to incorporate conveyor belts.
TSA CEO Lina Goodman warmly welcomed the announcement by The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment, saying it might present confidence to shoppers and business that the scheme’s optimistic environmental and human well being outcomes had been independently verified.
“We’re really pleased to have been given the Australian Government’s stamp of approval for the scheme under the new Recycling and Waste Reduction legislation. It will help drive stronger procurement policies so more Australians view the waste we create as the valuable resource it is.”
Australia generates the equal of 56 million end-of-life passenger tyres (EOLT) yearly. While 72% is re-used, recycled or upcycled, 28% of the amount continues to be disposed to landfill, buried or stockpiled.
“TSA’s mission is to deliver against circular economy principles, ensuring the lifecycle of tyres is maximised, the residual waste product is valuable and the entire supply chain works cohesively to contribute to better sustainable outcomes,” Goodman continued.
“In the 5 years because the voluntary scheme’s inception, we now have greater than 1700 contributors from throughout the tyre provide chain together with retailers, producers, auto-brands, recyclers and collectors.
Through its initiative, TSA has dedicated greater than $6 million nationally to search out progressive methods to handle the used tyres generated in Australia for larger productive outcomes.
“Our Foreign End Market (FEM) verification program is the one international platform geared toward verifying that Australian-generated end-of-life tyres aren’t inflicting environmental or social hurt at their closing vacation spot.
“But whereas there may be an unimaginable quantity of goodwill, the federal government’s accreditation will enable us to do extra to deal with the difficulty of what I name ‘free riders’ — these organisations at present promoting tyres into the Australian market, however not taking duty for them.
“These corporations have been having fun with all the advantages of what TSA has to supply with out contributing to the answer.
“The current Recycling and Waste Reduction laws means whereas the federal government is making it simpler for business to arrange and take part product stewardship schemes, additionally they have new instruments to intervene and regulate when corporations aren’t doing the best factor — together with ‘naming and shaming’ these not taking part within the scheme.
“This accreditation will help TSA expedite the markets, funding and solutions associated with EOLT.”
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