One of Australia’s leading tyre suppliers has become the latest retail chain to join Tyre Stewardship Australia and participate in its aim to address the issues of end-of-life tyres.
With 136 stores across the country, Bob Jane T-Marts is a familiar sight around the country to Australian motorists. The group is the latest retail chain to join the TSA Product Stewardship Scheme and to contribute to the effort of turning an environmental challenge into an opportunity.
Welcoming Bob Jane T-Marts to the scheme, TSA Chairman Gerry Morvell, said: “It is very satisfying that from a standing start only two years ago TSA can now claim that a majority of tyre retail outlets have joined our product stewardship scheme.
“We are always pleased when a major retail chain decides to participate and, of course, it is particularly gratifying when such a well know Australian brand name becomes accredited,” he added.
Bob Jane T-Marts CEO Rodney Jane explained why the company had become a TSA-accredited member.
“We want to see the responsible disposal of tyres which have reached the end of their life on the road, as well as the recycling of these valuable resources into a new life,” said Mr. Jane.
Bob Jane T-Marts joins other tyre suppliers such as Tyrepower, Beaurepaires, Bridgestone Service Centres, K-Mart Tyre & Auto Service and Goodyear Auto Centres in achieving TSA Accreditation. This means there are now more than 1,000 TSA-accredited retail outlets in Australia, while 70 per cent of the country’s end-of-life tyre collectors and recyclers are also accredited.