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The collection represents about one car tires per person

Published: 20 October 2012

Also in 2011 was the amount of collected tires high, around 80 000 tonnes. A large part of the tire, approximately 59%, still used as fuel in district heating plants, the cement industry.

- Our hope is that recycling will take an increasing share, says Lars Åman the Swedish Tyre Recycling Ltd, SDAB. Ragn-Sells new factory for the production of powders and granules give hope for it.

Another hope is that all who import tires today will join the recycling system. When the recycling fees SDAB charge suppliers translated into däcktonage, one can see that there is a small gap up to the total amount of imported tires which is due to all importers are not connected.