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Tyred of recycling? Tread Carefully…

Published: Friday 24th of May 2013 | Author: Naidre | Category: Tyres

Were all guilty of moaning about having to do the recycling but one woman has thought outside the ‘recycling box’ and come up with an ingenious way of recycling old tyres. “By adding funky cotton and leather uppers to recycled tyre soles, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has sold many thousands of pairs of handmade flip-flops, boat shoes, loafers and Converse-style trainers to foreign customers”. (

To stay safe motorists need to be extremely vigilant when it comes to needing new car tyres, especially when the condition of some of the UKs roads are questionable, causing more wear and tear. Fortunately Concorde Auto Centre specialise in tyres and even stock tyres from only £25.

Once we have our new shiny tyres we don’t really spare a second thought to where the old ones go, but thanks to a young woman entrepreneur who has “combined the internet selling power with nimble business practise, the idea of recycling old tyres into new shoes has been turned into an unlikely international hit”, reports the Guardian website.

Tyres have to be tough and durable to withstand the average 20,000 miles a tyre will travel over its lifetime, which is possibly why Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, from Ethiopia chose tyres as the material to make such ‘lasting’ footwear. Ideally we would love our shoes to last years and years so unless you’re planning to walk around 20,000 miles in a year these shoes should last a long time – plus you’re unlikely to get a puncture and you shouldn’t need a spare!

However if your car isn’t so lucky, visit your local Concorde Auto Centre where you’ll find a vast variety of tyre brands, including the latest premium tyres as well as a wide range of quality assured unbranded tyres.

“Currently, around a quarter of old tyres are reused and around half are recycled in some way”, reports The Independent. To make up the shortfall, there are some imaginative ways to give an old tyre a new lease of life. From jewellery to handbags and chandeliers to furniture the possibilities really are endless.For more creative uses for recycled tyres visit

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