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BTMA members are pursuing the use of recycled, recovered and bio-sourced materials in new tyres without loss of functional performance.

Several major manufacturers have committed to producing tyres from 100% sustainable raw materials by 2050.

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Tyre Care

Tyre neglect is widespread: 17% of MOT test failures are tyre-related. Improved tyre stewardship would bring significant improvement to both the environmental impact of mobility and road safety.

Surveys show repeatedly that 25% of vehicles have at least one tyre 25% under-inflated. Over 600,000 tyres and 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 are wasted in the UK every year due to tyre under-inflation.


Retreading gives a whole new life to suitable used tyres.  Retreaded tyres are safe: 4 out of 5 civil aircraft fly on them.  International regulation ensures that retreaded tyres meet the same safety standards as new tyres.

Using retreaded truck and bus tyres delivers three times the resource efficiency and consumes four times fewer tyres than using low-cost single-life tyres.  All at the same overall tyre cost per mile.

Tyres and the Environment

As consumers, we are increasingly aware of the impact of our lifestyle choices on the environment.  BTMA members have a longstanding commitment to harnessing the power of innovation and scientific research to reduce the environmental impact of mobility and to increase its sustainability.

20Feb 24

BTMA and NTDA joint statement on retreaded tyres

The NTDA and BTMA stand united in their support for retreading.  As highlighted at the 2023 NTDA Tyre Industry Conference, the industry suffers from a legacy of out-of-date information handed…

20Feb 24

Darren Lindsey to lead BTMA

The BTMA board is pleased to announce that Darren Lindsey will take the role of Chief Executive of the BTMA on Graham Willson’s retirement at the end of April. Darren…

01Feb 24

BTMA and NTDA to push for improved, modernised MOT

The British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA), who represent tyre manufacturers and retailers in the UK, welcome the government’s decision to maintain the present 3-1-1…

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