Our tubes are 100 % recyclable
A Schwalbe tube is 100 % recyclable. We can use the recycled butyl rubber in the production of new tubes without any loss of quality.

Starting material
Used tubes provide the raw material for the recycling process. In Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, we are supporting this recovery process with a procedure which is both free of charge and easy to use for every bike retailer, and also for cyclists.

Processing
To reclaim the butyl rubber we have developed a special devulcanization process. Technically, the recycling process takes place directly at the point of recycling, in our factory in Indonesia. We have now been using this process to great success for several years.

80 % less
energy consumption

The energy balance is positive when all transport routes are included. Only one fifth of the energy is consumed compared to the production of the same amount of new butyl.

A new Tube
Today, around 20 percent of every new standard Schwalbe tube consists of recycled materials. At the same time, we are constantly working to further increase the proportion of recycled material without negatively affecting the quality of new tubes.

100 % recyclable
A Schwalbe tube is 100 % recyclable. We can use the recycled butyl rubber in the production of new tubes without any loss of quality.

Starting material
Used tubes provide the raw material for the recycling process. In Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, we are supporting this recovery process with a procedure which is both free of charge and easy to use for every bike retailer, and also for cyclists.

Processing
To reclaim the butyl rubber we have developed a special devulcanization process. Technically, the recycling process takes place directly at the point of recycling, in our factory in Indonesia. We have now been using this process to great success for several years.

80 % less
energy consumption

The energy balance is positive when all transport routes are included. Only one fifth of the energy is consumed compared to the production of the same amount of new butyl.

A new Tube
Today, around 20 percent of every new standard Schwalbe tube consists of recycled materials. At the same time, we are constantly working to further increase the proportion of recycled material without negatively affecting the quality of new tubes.

Since the start of the Schwalbe tube
recycling program in January 2015

5.225.756

have been collected and recycled.

Participate now

Would you like to contribute to the recycling of even more tubes? Here you can find participating tube recycling dealers:

To the dealer search

You would like to buy a recyclable tube? Find the right tube:

To the tube search

The Schwalbe tube recycling system was awarded the Eurobike Green Award 2015 and the Green Concept Award 2020.

We are also committed to responsible actions in other areas. Learn more about sustainability at Schwalbe:

To the Schwalbe Green Milestones