For over 20 years now we have recycled more than 800,000 tonnes of used tyres -
around 20% of the total quantity produced in Italy.
Since 1995 Settentrionale Trasporti has collected, shredded and recycled used tyres and transformed
the waste rubber into what is known as tyre-derived fuel or TDF, which is used as a supplement to
fossil fuels in industry, and especially cement works. Scrap iron can be recovered by breaking down
and separating the rubber-metal composites.