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Upcycling scrap tires into furniture, shoes and more

Discarded tires that degrade in the environment can leech toxins and contaminants into our ecosystem. Companies like Paaduks and The Retyrement Plan are upcycling tire scraps into useful everyday items such as furniture and shoes. Inspired by an article on upcycling scrap tires, the entrepreneurs behind Paaduks started created footwear made from rubber and natural fabrics such as cotton. Also making use of scrap tires are the craftspeople behind The Retyrement Plan that use tires, ropes, bamboo, and cane to make chairs and tables. Read more for further ideas on upcycling old tires.


Photo by The Retyrement Plan