Tyre stockpiles are not an unusual sight. By the side of the roads, the streets and our neighborhoods; we can find tyres littered here and there . To so many people , it is "normal". Perhaps this goes to show that being normal doesn't necessarily always mean being right.
Tyres are non-biodegradable ; meaning they can't be destroyed or degraded by microorganisms. Wherever you dispose them, they remain there in the same state .Tyre stockpiles can create great health and safety risks. Tyre fires can happen so easily, burning for months and creating significant air and land pollution . Another health hazard of tyre stockpiles is that they serve as a very comfortable home for vermin and a breeding ground for mosquitoes that may carry diseases
Tyre recycling is the process of converting waste tyres that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles ( due to wear or irreparable damage ) into usable objects. These tyres are a very challenging source of waste, due to the large volume produced, their durability , and the components in the tyres that are not eco-friendly. Because tyres are highly durable and non-biodegradable, they can consume valued space in landfills . According to Wikipedia, In 1990, it was estimated that over 1 billion scrap tyres were in stockpiles in the United States. As of 2015, only 67 million tyres remain in stockpiles. Tyre recycling indeed aids in reducing the number of waste tyres hanging around in the streets.
Favour is an educational product of Federal Government Girls Keana , and she is a visual definition of beauty with brains. Favour converts waste tyres into anything you can think of; mirror frames (which is even more protective), center tables, stools etc. Check out the pictures of some of her works .
Photo source: Favour Oluma
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