Final Days for Retailer Recycling Survey

Melbourne, Victoria

Bike retailers have one more week to complete Bicycle Industries Australia’s survey on the recycling habits of stores throughout Australia.

The survey is the latest initiative by BIA’s newly formed Sustainability Committee, comprising delegates throughout the industry, and asks retailers whether they recycle products such as batteries, tyres, oils, frames and cardboard.

BIA general manager Peter Bourke said the survey results will help inform the committee’s activities, while establishing a benchmark to measure the effectiveness of its programs.

A similar survey is also being launched for Australian distributors of bikes and bicycle components.

The retailer survey is aiming to get a representative sample of Australia’s approximately 900 stores, by dividing them into their States, store size and their main brands.

Further information about the BIA’s Sustainability Committee is available by contacting the association at or 0438 871 271.

Alex Sideras Joins Standards Australia Committee

Alex Sideras, from Melbourne-based e-bike manufacturer and distributor Rilu Trading, has stepped up as the new industry delegate on the Standards Australia committee for bicycles and bicycle products.

An RMIT University graduate in electronics, Alex heads product development for Rilu, which was established five years ago.

He previously worked with EV Australia, where he was responsible for overseeing the manufacture and quality control of e-bikes constructed in China to supply Australia Post.

Alex then stayed on in China for another four years, working with Chinese companies to assist with the manufacturing of e-bikes and electronic controlling systems for European customers.

He fills a vacancy left on the Standards Australia committee when BIA general manager Peter Bourke was promoted to chair the group.

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