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Cool Uses for Used Tires

Jill Harness

Used tires end up in landfills all too often, taking centuries or more to break down. But there are other uses for all that road-worn rubber. WebEcoist has 25 examples of tires being recycled and reused for other purposes and the variety is both incredible and inspiring.

From fashion products to playground equipment to flooring to sculptures, the artists, crafters and other creators show just how versatile the thick rubber used for tires can be.