Smartgroup's sustainable tyre initiatives

30 April 2024

In response to global environmental concerns, businesses like Smartgroup, the parent company of Smartfleet are prioritising eco-friendly practices, which involves the environmental impacts of end-of-life tyres.

Smartfleet has formed partnerships with preferred tyre providers who share their commitment to responsible tyre disposal and have either a direct membership of Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) or use a TSA accredited collector.

(image source: https://www.tyrestewardship.org.au/)

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The Mission of Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA)

TSA stands as a beacon for responsible tyre disposal, working towards the development of viable markets for end-of-life tyres. Their overarching goal is to foster a circular economy where resources from discarded tyres are efficiently recycled or repurposed.

Did you know that there are valuable materials that can be made from used tyres?

Australian labs and manufacturing units pioneering innovations using materials derived from used tyres. These innovations include permeable pavement, safety road barriers, golf bunkers, gym flooring rubber mats, and tiling. 

One of the key strategies employed by TSA is to create economic incentives for correct tyre disposal, thus reducing the incidence of illegal dumping. By promoting responsible practices, TSA aims to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable environment. 

TSA has invested $9 million over 60+ projects through the Tyre Stewardship Fund. Some of the current project making an impact  

View the full range of projects TSA has funded in order to find real world outcomes for tyre-derived products.

Some of what TSA has achieved so far
  • 1700+ participants who are actively supporting sustainable outcomes for end of life tyres 
  • 16 tyre and auto brands contributing to the tyre product stewardship scheme
  • $9 million dollars committed to market development initiatives
  • 330,300 Tonnes (the equivalent to approx. 41 million car tyres] went to productive outcomes, according to the 2022 Australian tyre consumption and recovery report commissioned by TSA. Of the 330,300 tonnes:
  • 87,800 tonnes are reused
  • 242,400 tonnes recovered and processed into tyre-derived products 
  • 20% of waster tyres are recovered domestically 
  • 80% of waste tyres are recovered via export 
Smartfleet’s commitment to sustainability

Smartfleet’s commitment to sustainability extends throughout our supply chain. We collaborate with tyre providers who share their commitment to sustainability, ensuring that the end-of-life tyres are handled responsibly. The preferred partners include: 

  • Bob Jane T-Marts
  • Bridgestone
  • Goodyear Dunlop Tyres (Retail outlets include Beaurepaires, Goodyear Autocare, and Dunlop Super Dealers)
  • Jax Tyre & Auto
  • Mycar Tyre & Auto
  • Tyrepower

Smartfleet encourages businesses to make environmentally conscious choices. To find your nearest simply visit our merchant finder

As businesses continue to recognise the importance of environmental sustainability, initiatives like Smartgroup’s responsible waste management are crucial in promoting responsible practices across industries. 

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