When is a tyre not a tyre?

A One Tyres - Thursday, March 27, 2014

... when it's re-used or recycled ...

Some people in A One Tyres are just tyre crazy?  That could well be true.  We are always on the look-out for new and unusual information on tyres and how they can be used.  The most conventional way to use a tyre of course, is on our customers’ vehicles.  But read on ...

Tyre recycling

Every month we pay a considerable amount of money for tyres no longer required by our customers, to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.  There are whole industries built up around this kind of waste management.  But when is a tyre actually retired? how many ways can a tyre be reused or recycled?  Tyres can last a lot longer than you might imagine.


At our Dromore depot we have re-used a tractor tyre to bring a little colour outside reception.  This tyre is simply turned inside out and a little imaginative cutting used.

While out and about (or surfing the net) we have found some rather more inventive uses for tyres.  Over the summer keep an eye out in the countryside and try counting how many times you see a tyre used to moor a boat. 













You could imagine James Bond mooring his boat here while on a clandestine mission ...

 

Some people use old tyres to set boundaries ...

But what about some artistic input, what about this for a sculpture made from tyres, amazing!

Tyre Sculpture


Or this creative child's swing ... 


























We have heard of tyres being used to anchor clothes lines, of shredded tyres being recycled into garden furniture.  What is the most unusual re-use or recycle of tyres you have come across? Why don't you let us know on our Facebook page.  The whackier the better.




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