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Milestone for British Columbia: over 100 million tyres scrapped

The Tire Stewardship BC in Canada celebrates its 30th anniversary with the announcement that more than 100 million end-of-life tyres were have been recycled in British Columbia since the scheme began operations in 1991.

‘The equivalent of more than five million scrap tyres are recycled into new, durable, and environmentally friendly products, with 100% all tyres collected re-purposed within the province,’ says Rosemary Sutton, executive director of the non-profit organisation.

‘Together with all our dedicated tyre processors, haulers and retailers across the province we have worked extremely hard over the years to create an effective and efficient tyre recycling programme. As a result it has grown into the most successful recycling scheme in North America,’ she notes.

In 2022, the non-profit is eager to partner up with passionate and innovative community organisations that are creating ‘unique events’ to help educate citizens on tyre recycling best practices and broader sustainability themes.   

TSBC will also providing grants to companies in British Columbia that are planning to use recycled tyre products in their community developments throughout the year. Grants go towards a variety of projects including rubber surfacing for playgrounds, water parks, fitness areas, walkways, running tracks, and playing fields.

Municipalities, businesses and schools can apply for grants at until March 17, 2022.

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