Good for your horse – Good for the planet – and Good for spinal cord injury research!
CatWalk is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Treadlite NZ Ltd, the manufacturer of the Premium Arena Surface – a recycled rubber product made at their purpose-built plant in Cambridge.
Treadlite NZ Ltd was formed when Cambridge man Paul Collins started to enquire as to where the end-of-life tyres from his trucking company Collins and Sons were going. The answers he got weren’t great and included; in a field, to landfill or sent overseas to be burnt.
To Paul and wife Jo, this outcome did not sit well, so their journey to find a solution began. After a number of trips to different countries, they found a system which they felt could provide the solution for the waste tyres whilst also creating a product that could be repurposed.
The Treadlite NZ plant began manufacturing the Premium Arena Surface in January 2020 with the product now used extensively in equestrian arenas, horse walkers and training tracks from Southland to Northland.
Paul and Jo, alongside co-owners Brad Pierce and Blake Richardson, have very generously offered to support spinal cord injury research through a $2.50 donation from each bag of Premium Arena Surface sold from all sales beginning 1st October 2020.
Treadlite NZ CEO Brad Pierce is extremely excited about the new relationship, “as Treadlite NZ grows through the support of the equine industry we wanted to give something back as we understand we all become stronger together. Just as we tackle the massive environmental issues that are faced by waste tyres we wanted to support CatWalk in their journey to advance spinal cord injury research, we truly hope this becomes a long and successful relationship for both parties”
CatWalk General Manager Meg Speirs echoes Brad’s sentiments – “This is a superb mutually beneficial relationship. Generating funding for world-class spinal cord injury research while also protecting our precious earth; we are delighted to be a part of this partnership.”
Further information on Treadlite and the Premium Arena Surface can be found here, or via Facebook Treadlite NZ
Did you know – More than 7.75 million tyres (passenger tyre equivalents) reach their end of life in New Zealand every year some 73,700 tonnes worth!
It is estimated that 70% are going to landfill, stockpiled or illegally dumped.
Treadlite NZ – Recycle for Repurpose