Amarildo Silva collects discarded tyres from the streets or landfill in Brazil and transforms them into eco-friendly and cozy beds for animals.
Young artist upcycles old tyres into Pet Beds That Are as Cute as They Are Eco-Friendly
When Brazilian artist Amarildo Silva, 24, realised there was a plague of discarded tyres littering his city, he set out to do something about it. Silva spends his free time collecting abandoned tyres, which he then upcycles into comfy pet beds. — as reported by BrightSide.
Silva now has 16,000 Instagram followers and demand for the beds is high
Amarildo Silva lives in Paraíba, Brazil. During the day he works as a store cashier, but what has captured the world’s attention is his simple, yet valuable, contribution to sustainability.
First, he collects all the tyres he can find, thoroughly cleans them, paints them (complete with different motifs, along with the pet’s name), and then adds a homemade cushion and pillow. Silva keeps his 16,000 Instagram followers up-to-date on the his eco-friendly projects with regular posts.
Requests for beds are coming in from around the world
While Amarildo currently only delivers to Brazilian addresses, he has received requests for orders from Europe, North America, and Asia.
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