Clean air and fresh water are important foundations of life for all living creatures. That is why we want to leave an intact environment for future generations. We are already making our contribution to this today by using the resources of our earth as sparingly as possible. We strive to avoid electrical and electronic waste, reduce waste volumes through reuse and reduce the pollutant content in electrical and electronic equipment. We do both small and large purchases in the area with a Yuba load bike, which we have retrofitted with an electric drive. We only need a car in exceptional cases.
We already cover our energy requirements exclusively with green electricity, which is obtained 100 % from renewable energy sources. Follow our example. Charge your bicycle batteries with green electricity and improve your ecological footprint.
In addition, we pay into a fund for climate protection projects in the Rhine-Neckar region via our electricity provider. This fund is jointly administered by the Heidelberg public utilities, BUND, NABU and Ökostadt Rhein-Neckar e. V.
Disposal instructions accumulators and batteries
You can return batteries purchased from us either at our store or anywhere in the regular trade. There they are collected, picked up and recycled by recycling specialists. Through a partnership with GRS Batterien we are integrated into the take-back system.
We send all standard parcels with DHL GoGreen and therefore 100 % climate neutral. In addition, a contribution is made to the financing of climate protection projects for each parcel sent. In this way, we also ensure that future generations have an intact basis for life.
Recycling bicycle tube
We collect your old bicycle tubes and recycle them. We send collected bicycle tubes back to Schwalbe. Schwalbe then returns them directly into their production chain and recycles them. This saves up to 80 % of resources and energy in the production of new bicycle tubes. Bicycle tubes of other brands can also be integrated into the cycle and thus recycled in an environmentally friendly way. A Schwalbe initiative - in which we are very happy to participate. You can find more information under: Fahrradschlauch recycling. (German link)
As far as possible, we only use paper and cardboard boxes as shipping material. For the dispatch of our stored wheels we have had a special cardboard box developed and produced. As padding and filling material we use bumper paper made of recycled material. The uniform packaging with paper and cardboard protects the environment and facilitates disposal.
We take our take-back obligations in accordance with the German Packaging Ordinance seriously. You can dispose of our packaging in paper waste, in appropriate cardboard and carton bins or at the municipal recycling centre, depending on municipal regulations. Our partner Landbell ensures that the recyclable materials are reprocessed.
Disposal instructions for electrical and electronic waste
Do not dispose of old electrical equipment in the household waste, but hand in the parts at a recycling centre near you or at our premises. Through our partner take-e-way, we are affiliated with a renowned take-back system for electrical recyclables.
Our WEEE-Reg. No. is DE18344193
If you have any questions or suggestions for an even more careful use of our natural raw materials, please write to us! We always have an open ear for our planet and its future.