In 2050, Michelin Tyres will be 100% Sustainable
By 2050, Michelin tyres will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials. Michelin reveals how to make a tyre 100% sustainable; an objective being met with powerful research & development capabilities and bold partnerships with innovative start-ups.
Michelin’s Commitment to Sustainability
Inspired by the VISION concept tyre introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tyres 100% sustainable by 2050.
Today, nearly 30% of the components used in tyre manufacturing produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials.
A Michelin tyre is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibres and components that strengthen a tyre’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticisers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tyre’s environmental impact.
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