There are 27.5 million bicycles in the UK
44,000 tonnes of cycle tyres and inner tubes go to landfill every year in the UK.
That’s the equivalent of 30.5 million cycle tyres and 150 million inner tubes.
This waste, when recycled offers a number of commercial opportunities, as well as environmental benefits.
The cycling industry is not being complacent. Retailers, service engineers, hire schemes and third sector groups are all working together to bring an end to the scrapping of tyres and inner tubes, once and for all.
A shining example of this proactivity is an initiative formed by forward-thinking Velorim Ltd, based in Cannock in the West Midlands, whose main motto and primary purpose is to ‘make cycling green’.
Bicycle-related waste, when recycled can be developed into a whole host of useful and valuable products, such as fuel, insulation, road surface material, as well as building and construction materials.
Discover more about the inspiring work that Velorim are doing, and how EBRI helped them explore how bicycle waste, when recycled, offers a number of commercial opportunities, as well as environmental benefits.