The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

German Tyre Arisings

The Latest AzuR newsletter shows German tyre arisings standing at around 525,000 tons

As vehicle use in Germany increases, so does volume of tyres used. In 2022, around 44.35 million tyres (525,000 tons) were produced in the country. That is around 85 used tyres per minute.

 Stacked on top of each other, the old tyres would reach the summit of the Zugspitze (2,962 m) after 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 62 days, the tyres could fill the Berlin Olympic Stadium (600,000 m3) to the roof. To illustrate this considerable amount of tyres, of which over 42 per cent is recycled in an environmentally friendly manner, the NEW LIFE initiative has created an animated video clip.

The message here is clear, regardless of the language

Interestingly, unconfirmed reports suggest that the UK tyre arisings are much higher than previously reported, perhaps as high as 750,000 tons, which might suggest that the German figure may be on the low side as the German market is larger than the UK market.