Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has congratulated Queensland online tyre retailer, TyreStock, for winning a highly respected business award.
TyreStock was announced the winner of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Yurika Environmental Sustainability in Business Award at a ceremony in Brisbane on Friday night.
TSA Chief Executive Officer Lina Goodman said TSA was thrilled to see such an innovative business win this award.
“TyreStock is committed to ensuring waste tyres don’t end up in landfill or stockpiled and the award shows that this message is also important to the community and leaders,” Ms. Goodman said.
TyreStock promises its customers that their old tyres will end up at Australian recycling plants and it has a tracking system to ensure this. It is also committed to donating some of its profits to charities helping children and families in developing countries.
The small start-up managed to beat some established organisations like Brisbane Airport Corporation and the University of Queensland.
TyreStock CEO William Amiot said the company was pleasantly surprised to win the award.
“It’s overwhelming that Brisbane City Council recognises our mission and embraces the vision we have for our industry,” Mr. Amiot said.
TyreStock is influencing how Australia’s waste tyres are dealt with through its participation in the Tyre Stewardship Scheme.
TSA’s voluntary scheme has to date supported the creation of more markets for tyre-derived products like equine tracks, roads and permeable paving.
It has thus far committed five million dollars to the development of sustainable end markets for tyre-derived products within Australia.