Why is so important to know how to reuse old tires? Old tires are normally thrown out or at the very least end up sitting around in the garage or yard collecting dust. Disposing of old tires is a growing problem in the world. A part of them are being recycled, but the other big part are harmful for the environment. Instead of throwing them out or letting them sit there making your yard look cluttered, how about turning them into something useful? Most studies indicate that tires will slowly leach toxic chemicals into the surrounding environment, but many of these studies describe long-term effects when exposed to the elements.
It’s probably a good idea to refrain from using them to plant edible plants, but many other applications should be OK, especially if they will be covered in some way or won’t be touched too often. You can turn those old useless tires into everything from furniture to flower pots to something for the kids. Rubber is very durable and soft because of its elasticity and it is very easy to work with in terms of crafts and DIY projects. The next time you have your tires changed, ask to keep the old tires and then take a look at the 30 different ways we have for you to repurpose those old tires into something new and exciting.