Used tires made of fashion shoes, a pair of worn for decades
The waste tire recycling, made of beautiful and good shoes, made even fashion furniture or building materials, this is not some sense of violation?
But in Kenya, India, Detroit, Sweden and other places, there are a number of talented, but also environmentally conscious people are developing this market, they are the most common in the industrial society, but also difficult to deal with the waste (estimated at 1500000000 per year, the world's annual waste) has become a kind of "soul" of the super hardness and personality.
Some of Kenya's local people in the hands of the workshop on waste tires as raw materials to produce a "Akala" slippers. The slippers in Nairobi, the street price in the $2 to $5 a pair, a lot cheaper than the slippers that sells in the shoe store nearby, but these slippers used 10 times the life is ordinary shoes.
In fact, the southern and Northern Kenya, Tanzania, the general wear this kind of slippers, it is known as the "thousand miles" - more than the skin of a rhino wear, a pair of shoes can be worn for decades. Now, this slipper is changing the mainstream fashion. Online retailers such as "Treads Maasai", "Sandals Akala" and "soleRebels" are being sold in this type of slippers. A "tooTOOs" shoes, priced at $80, it is the sole is made of waste tire by hand.
In addition, there is a website called "Threads Detroit", by a priest named Fowler Faith from the "line of thousands of miles," the creation of the slippers inside the slippers. Faith Cass Community Social Services Cass () in Detroit, a pair of slippers, the group's green industry, which is used to recycle 25 of the waste tires every year. The slippers target customer is in the city of hippies, they are tired of the old style. The slipper was designed by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is located in Detroit American Innovation Research Institute (CCS) of the students.
In Mumbai, India, Tandon Vieira Anu, an entrepreneur who founded the "Retyrement Plan The", the staff will be used to make up the old tires and other recycled materials to prevent rain and rain outdoor furniture, can be used to decorate the balcony balcony or semi open room.
And the Swedish company Apokalyps Labotek ingenuity, Sweden abandoned every year four million tires made of durable and trendy floor. They put tires ground into powder, through modern technology, the mixed with recycled plastics and then create and "a thousand miles" slipper equally strong parquet flooring. Do you have to put some light when you're on the floor? Of course not.
Now, Bridgestone and other tire companies are trying to develop a non inflatable, can be recycled tires, which may end the rubber tire recycling difficult, in fact, these tires than the Volkswagen Beetle also difficult to deal with. But do not worry, there is no need to hurry to buy a thousand miles". It is estimated, hundreds of millions of the world's waste tires still piled up around the world, so a short period of time these waste tires also won't disappear the.