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RUBBISH – it’s not what you think!


Old used up tires are finding new life as a number of things – art, garden bedding and roadway paving. But a company called Minarc has transformed them into elegant sinks.


RUBBISH is a classy-looking sink made from recycled rubber tires. Thr tires are melted down and stripped of particulates and impurities, then stretched into a lightweight layer to cover a sub-material for the sink’s surface. Consumers can choose from a 1/8 inch sheet of rubber or get a RUBBiSH frame where the rubber sheet’s placed between two aluminum sheets at the edge of the countertop. It’s then held in place by the drain collar.

Minarc RUBBISH sink

So let’s get all those tires off the roads, out of junkyards and turn them into kitchen and bathroom sinks! It seems like a great way to live with the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

1 Comment

  • bathroom sinks that are made from ceramics are always the best choice. they last longer and very strong`*.

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