Since 2018 Velorim Ltd has been researching recycling methodologies to find the most appropriate for the bicycle tyres and inner tubes.
Bicycle tyres are shredded and granulated to separate them into their constituent: rubber, steel and fibre. Each of these have their own recovery destinations including safety flooring, construction and insulation. The most exciting output is that the rubber will be reprocessed into viable new raw materials known as Velo-Butylene™ and Velo-SBR™, both of which can be used to manufacture new products.
Apart from the above reprocessing routes, Velorim have ongoing R&D to identify new ways to safely reprocess every component of bicycle tyres and inner tubes. These multiple routes ensure safe and ecological recycling of scrap bicycle rubber to ensure:
- ZERO waste to landfill
- ZERO waste incinerated
- XERO waste exported
To ensure you know that we are keeping these promises, we have appointed an independent environmental assessor who will produce a report every quarter detailing our progress to date and our level of compliance with the above statement. Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of this report each time it is produced.