Bicycle tire recycling
Ralf Bohle GmbH with its Schwalbe brand and Pyrum Innovations AG have presented a new recycling system for used bicycle tyres at the start of the world's largest bicycle trade fair Eurobike in Frankfurt. The "Schwalbe Recycling System", which was developed in close cooperation with the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), enables the integrated recycling of used tyres of all brands.
For this purpose, Schwalbe has established a collection network for used bicycle tyres – the newly developed Schwalbe Recycling Box is available at all participating specialist dealers. With its pyrolysis plant, Pyrum takes over the mechanical processing as well as the pyrolytic recycling of the used tyres. As a result, used tyres are turned into new ones. The process saves 80% CO2.
Frank Bohle, Managing Director of Ralf Bohle GmbH: "As in 1983 with the first Schwalbe Marathon, we stand at the beginning of a long road with tyre recycling. We are very grateful to Pyrum for their pioneering work in the pyrolysis process." Ralf Bohle GmbH is Europe's market leader for bicycle tyres and inner tubes. Sustainability has always been the focus of the company as one of its most important features and values.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: "With its Schwalbe brand, Bohle fits perfectly into our 100% sustainable business model. With the new recycling system, we are helping to make the bicycle as a means of transportation even more sustainable."