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10 Interesting Ways to Reuse Tires

Every year millions of tires end up in our local landfills. Tires that aren’t thrown away end up lying on the side of the road and transforming into a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Instead of throwing tires away we can recycle them into something useful. Here are 10 examples of interesting and clever ways to reuse rubber tires.

1. Wastebasket
Throw your trash into this cool wastebasket made from recycled rubber tires.
Image: flickr

2. Children’s Swing
This isn’t your traditional tire swing. This swing is made from a single tired that has been molded into what looks like a horse with wheels!

Image: flickr
3. Coffee Table
You can find this table, as well as other eco-friendly designs, at the ReMainDesigns Etsy shop.
Image: etsy

4. Patio Furniture
Who says that patio furniture has to be made from plastic? This patio set is made from recycled truck tires.
Image: flickr

5. Planter
This beautiful planter is made from an old tire that was painted to look like a bird.

Image: flickr
6. Dome House
This dome house is designed by Carlos Levinton, an Argentinian artist. He designed these homes from recycled tires as temporary shelters for homeless Haitians.
Image: greendiary
7. Roof
Yes, this is an actual roof made from recycled tire shingles.

Image: flickr
8. Sink
This recycled tire sink was created by Santa Monica design studio Minarc.

Image: neatorama
9. Sofa
This sofa-on-wheels-made-from-wheels was created by Italian designer Zak.

Image: recycleart
10. Picture Frame
What could make a picture of Bob Marley look even cooler? A frame made from recycled tires. Now every little thing is gonna be alright.

Image: flickr

About Trish Broome

Trish is a half Korean hip hop head who writes satire music articles on The Rap Insider and muses over culture and diversity on Mixed Nation. In her spare time you can find her eating kimchi or tweeting at @TheGreenGroove.

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