JAX Tyres joins Tyre Stewardship Australia

Monday, 25 June, 2018

JAX Tyres joins Tyre Stewardship Australia

JAX Tyres is the latest in a comprehensive list of tyre retailers to receive Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) accreditation, further increasing the choice for consumers looking to find a tyre retailer exercising environmentally sustainable management of end-of-life tyres.

By gaining accreditation, JAX has committed to ensuring that any end-of-life tyres it disposes of are managed within the Tyre Stewardship Scheme, as well as to supporting the public education and market development efforts of TSA.

The company joins Beaurepaires, Bob Jane T-Marts, Bridgestone Service Centres and Bridgestone Select stores, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, Goodyear Auto Centres, Tyres & More, Tyrepower, TyrePlus and selected Continental and independent retail outlets in achieving TSA accreditation. The 84-strong network of JAX Tyres takes the total number of TSA-accredited tyre stores to over 1500 nationwide.

“Becoming part of the TSA accreditation scheme is the latest step in our ongoing program of ensuring that all JAX operations are managed in an environmentally sustainable manner,” said JAX Quickfit CEO Jeff Board. “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.”

“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,” said TSA CEO Dale Gibson. “For consumers, the addition of JAX Tyres adds further comfort that their chosen tyre retailer is committed to doing the right thing for our environment and the development of a viable future circular economy.”

Australia currently generates over 56 million end-of-life tyres each year. TSA is heavily involved, through tyre retail, collection, recycling and research and development of new tyre-derived products, in growing the proportion of those tyres that find a beneficial domestic recycled end use.

The news comes just a few weeks after TSA secured a further six years of ACCC authorisation for the Tyre Stewardship Scheme, allowing the organisation, its members and accredited entities to continue their cooperative work on achieving their objective of ensuring all end-of-life tyres are sustainably managed to provide consumer and community benefits, new economic opportunities and generate new green jobs.

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