The ASUW Bike Shop is a student run, full repair bicycle resource for UW students, staff and faculty. Through its affordable drop-off services, do-it-yourself repair, and maintenance classes, the shop seeks to make biking accessible for the UW community as a sustainable alternative to other modes of transportation. The Bike Shop continuously looks to support the campus cycling community’s commitment to climate response. Every year the Bike Shop generates between 150 to 250 pounds of used tube waste, as recycling centers do not accept bike tubes. Most bike tubes are made from butyl rubber, a synthetic rubber that is petroleum based. Upcycling rubber can help save energy and is a small action to reduce the carbon footprint of bikes. Specifically, by upcycling tubes to Alchemy Goods manufacturing facility in Seattle, an apparel company that makes accessories from upcycled tubes, the Bike Shop will divert waste created during its operations. With the support of the Campus Sustainability Fund, the Bike Shop will partner with UW Electric Bike Mailing Services to drop off its used bike tubes at UPS. The Bike Shop will continue to accept used bike tubes from the UW community for upcycling purposes. If you see the Bike Shop out at an event with the mobile maintenance trailer, we will happily accept your used tubes there or at the shop!
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