|ISSUE 28 | MARCH 2013 Our first time at the 2014 AutoShow
Executive Director's Message
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) was out in full force at the 2014 Canadian International AutoShow spreading the word about tire maintenance and the sustainable products that recycled tires are turned into. The AutoShow was a blast and the team at the OTS booth managed to speak to over 11,000 people during the week.
It was great to have a chance to chat with car enthusiasts about the work that OTS does and share some valuable tire tips that not only prolong the life of tires but can save you the equivalent of up to two weeks of gas a year. We delivered 4,124 tire maintenance demonstrations and provided people with key chains that double up as devices to check the tread of your tire and check tire pressure. Let’s hope we’ve extended the life of a few tires, got some bad ones off the road and saved people some gas money. Read More
In the year of our fifth anniversary, we are at a critical milestone that allows us to both reflect on the accomplishments of our organization and the tire recycling industry in such a short period of time; and also to learn and refine our organization’s mandate as we become more efficient and impactful.
As many of you know, we continue to work diligently to clear the remaining tire piles across the province and have made huge strides since our modest beginnings in 2009. We have collected over sixty million tires in Ontario and put many of them to good use in the community through innovation, education, and community development. We have provided significant investment in research and development to further access untapped potential in the utilization of crumb rubber. Read More
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Emterra recognized for achievements in waste management
Waste management group Emterra was recently named one of the top 10 companies in the inaugural Private Business Growth Prize program. Working to find innovative ways to manage waste for over 35 years, the company is now a North American leader in waste diversion. Emterra has been on a winning streak recently, with founder and CEO Emmie Leung also being recently named Canadian 2013 Executive of the Year in the large private business category by Canadian Waste Services, as well as one of the “top women in sustainability” by CorporateKnights.com.
Accolades are well-deserved and we wish them many years of future success. Read More on Emterra's website
Rogers TV showcases tire recycling in Ontario
York region's Rogers TV's "A Greener York" featured Ontario Tire Stewardship and program participants Tiremag, Emterra Tire Recycling, and Fabricusion to showcase the growing industry in Ontario.
The program looks at alternative energy sources, recycling, green products, ecological organizations and people who are making a difference in the communities of York Region. View the full segment
|STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION
Collision Repair: Tire Take Back helps recyclers build their communities
OTS, OARA and The Sunshine Foundation are gearing up for another exciting year of OARA Tire Take Back. The event sees community residents across Ontario dropping off their used tires, with proceeds donated to The Sunshine Foundation. As an added bonus, the community that collects the most tires receives a community prize of $15,000 to be used toward a community project.
Greg Woodbeck of Woodbeck Auto Parts, a past winner of Tire Take Back, says, “I had no idea the impact of winning the OTS Community Prize would have for our community. We were fortunate enough to outfit our arena with new athletic flooring for the entire lobby and dressing room area.” Read the full article