Schwalbe and Pyrum cooperate for the first integrated process for bicycle tires recycling
Pyrum Innovations AG and Ralf Bohle GmbH (Schwalbe brand) have presented a new recycling system for end-of-life bicycle tires 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 tires of all brands.
For this purpose, Schwalbe has established a collection network for used bicycle tires – 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 tires. As a result, used tires are turned into new ones. The process saves 80% CO2.
Frank Bohle, Managing Director of Ralf Bohle GmbH (Schwalbe brand): "As in 1983 with the first Schwalbe Marathon, we stand at the beginning of a long road with tire 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 tires 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."
For more information, please proceed to Pyrum’s website.