10 million bicycle inner tubes end up in US landfills each year — Schwalbe aims to recycle these instead

Old tubes become new again with Schwalbe's Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program, launching June 1st

Schwalbe tubes
(Image credit: Schwalbe)

Schwalbe is giving old tubes a new life with its "Cradle-to-Cradle" bicycle inner tube recycling program — the first of its kind in the United States.

The Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy is a sustainable approach to product design that aims to conserve resources and create a closed-loop system in which waste is eliminated because materials are reused, potentially indefinitely. 


Schwalbe presta 700 x 28 tubes are <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107654&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSchwalbe-Presta-Extra-Valve-Inner%2Fdp%2FB01LFL3NJW%3Fref_%3Dast_sto_dp%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">currently on sale via the brand's Amazon store. 

Was: $9.98, now: $7.10. That's 29% off! 

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