Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability. That’s why we thought it would be a great idea to present you a gallery of several examples that teach you how to recycle tires or how to transform them in useful objects for our homes. Those same characteristics, which make waste tires such a problem, also make them one of the most re-used waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be reused in other products.
Did you know? Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. Tires are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products.
Your children will be very happy to use them as a rocker!
Use them to make quick raised beds for growing veg, either singly or stacked up on top of each other for growing root veg. A sheet of semi-rigid plastic or wood across the bottom one will suffice as a base if you want to move them around.
I have never thought an old tire can be transformed in a very functional coffee table!
Color them in different colors and you’ll obtain a lot of pots for your flowers! A rainbow in the garden!
Oranges couldn’t have found a better place!
And the magazines, too! Make a basket from an old tire and make some room for your favorite magazines and newspapers.
A perfect item to store the woods near the fireplace…
Have you ever imagined? Two chairs and a coffee table from a bunch of tires.
Photo source: www.buygreen.com, www.nyctaughtme.com, www.hayneedle.com, shop.recycledcreations.com
The Retyrement Plan.(Mumbai,India) is a range of old discarded automobile tires woven over with a web of recycled. Textile and plastic wrapper waste, making outdoor weatherproof furniture that is virtually indestructible!!!
The retyrement plan uses discarded tires and weaves a web of intricate patterns with textile and plastic wrapper waste to make comfy ottomans and pouffes that may be quite heavy. Ropes made from tailoring waste and from plastic wrapper waste are then used for weaving. It can take anything between 2-5 days to weave a single piece. The designs,colors and patterns make each piece unique.