Mexican student creates self-repairing rubber pavement from recycled tyres

A rubber pavement made of recycled tyres combined with additives, that allow it to self-regenerate upon contact with water, has won Mexico’s James Dyson Award. The self-repairing or self-regenerating rubber pavement, invented by Mexican student Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona, offers a solution to the problem of rainwater damage to streets which results in potholes and cracks. Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona said: “Damage is caused by rain … Continue reading Mexican student creates self-repairing rubber pavement from recycled tyres

Blake McFarland: Artist turns recycled tyres into marvellous, life-sized animal sculptures

Tyres are finding new life as life-sized sculptures of animals courtesy of Blake McFarland’s visions. The former baseball player and mixed-materials artist has created an animal kingdom of artworks which include a cougar that stands around 4 ft tall and 7 ft long; a tiger made from 4,000 shreds of Goodyear tyres; and pandas created using black and white recycled tyres. Each sculpture uses strategically … Continue reading Blake McFarland: Artist turns recycled tyres into marvellous, life-sized animal sculptures

OTH sustainable sneakers with unique soles made from recycled tyres

OTH is a new sustainable sneaker brand featuring a unique sole made from recycled tyres. The unisex brand aims to be environmentally sustainable, creating designs that are timeless and classic in monochrome colours. The Italian leather shoes are available in a white nappa leather version, a grey suede version, and a cream-coloured nubuck variation. It takes one tyre to produce three pairs of OTH sneakers. Nearly 300 … Continue reading OTH sustainable sneakers with unique soles made from recycled tyres