A Schwalbe tube is 100 % recyclable. Schwalbe uses recycled materials in the production of new tubes. Every standard Schwalbe tube now consists of 20 % recycled material.
This is possible due to a de-vulcanisation process developed by Schwalbe. The recycling is done directly on location at the place of reuse – at the plant in Indonesia. Taking into account all transport routes, the energy balance is positive. Schwalbe accept the return of old tubes from specialist retailers. In Germany, the return is free of charge and – being web-based – extremely easy to use.