Protecting The Daintree Rainforest - With Recycled Tyres

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Bridgestone Australia
Protecting The Daintree Rainforest
20 January 2021
It’s not often that you think about what happens to your old tyres once you leave them with your tyre fitter. They are recycled, sure, but did they go on to do something interesting with themselves?

“We wanted a long-lasting solution that would prevent
vehicles from entering our property and destroying
Daintree Rainforest seedlings”

Julian Gray

CEO of Rainforest Rescue.

“By achieving this, we would also prevent vehicles entering and
illegally dumping old tyres and treads in the forest.” 

Andrew Moffatt

Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director

Rainforest Rescue CEO Julian Gray said, “we do our best to ensure a 98% survivability rate for newly planted seedlings by providing ongoing care and maintenance, but our work has been undermined by thoughtless acts of intentional vandalism"

“The fact that vehicles are accessing the Rainforest Rescue
property and hindering their Daintree conservation efforts by
destroying seedlings and illegally dumping old tyres is a serious
issue that we were eager to help address.”

Andrew Moffatt

Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director

“Bridgestone want to ensure that every end-of-life tyre that is returned to our stores is recycled in the correct manner. The production of the bollards is just a small contribution and a demonstration of how end-of-life tyres can be put to great use,”

Andrew Moffatt

Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director

Rainforest Rescue is an Australian rainforest conservation charity set up in 1988 with the vision to Protect Rainforests Forever, visit here for more information.

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It’s not often that you think about what happens to your old tyres once you leave them with your tyre fitter. They are recycled, sure, but did they go on to do something interesting with themselves?


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