Every day, India produces about 650,000 tyres and disposes 275,000. But, only a fraction of the disposed tyres go for recycling, creating an environmental hazard.
Anubhav Wadhwa, is trying to solve this problem by his latest tech venture “Tyrelessly”, which is an online End-of-Life Tyre collection and disposal service. If a person wishes to dispose used tyres, he submits a request online. Tyrelessly then collects the used tyres and sends these for recycling.
Anubhav is 16 years old was named one of the youngest CEOs in the country. He started ‘tyrelessly’ in 2016. His first venture TechAPTO was selected out of 600 ventures and made it to the top 40 startups across India.
Wadwa’s venture has partnered with recycling plants to process tyres. Tyrelessly gets 450-litre fuel, 150-litre petroleum gas, 75-kg steel, and 250-kg carbon from every tonne of tyre rubber. The material can be re-used to make premium quality rubber for synthetic sport flooring, construction, adhesives, resins, landscaping and mats.
India produces 146.1 million tyres a year, according to the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association. Around 9.5 million are imported annually. Apart from this, a large number of used tyres are dumped from West Asia, the US and Europe. Wadhwa says the goal is to inspire smarter, environment-friendly choices for a sustainable future.