24 Jun '18, 3pm

[email protected] 2048 goals: tires made with 80% sustainable material and 100% tire recycling, via @greencarcongres

.@Michelin 2048 goals: tires made with 80% sustainable material and 100% tire recycling, via @greencarcongres

At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit, Michelin announced its ambition that by 2048, all of its tires will be manufactured using 80% sustainable materials (recycled and renewable materials) and that 100% of all tires will be recycled. Today, the world-wide recovery rate for tires is 70%; of that 70%, some 50% are recycled for various applications. Michelin tires are currently made using 28% sustainable materials (26% bio-sourced materials such as natural rubber, sunflower oil, limonene etc., and 2% recycled materials such as steel or recycled powdered tires). For a sustainable future, Michelin is investing in high technology recycling technologies to be able to increase this content to 80 percent sustainable materials. The route to this ambitious sustainable material target will be achieved by research programs into bio-sourced materials such as Biobutterfly and working wit...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/05/20180531-michelin...

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