Recycling is something we should all be doing, there really isn’t any excuse when our oceans are getting clogged up with plastic and our marine life is dying.
For one man in Brazil, he has taken recycling to a whole new level.
Amarildo Silva Filho, takes a certain type of trash off the street and not only recycles it but also brings comfort to stray animals in the process.
The 23-year-old handyman and artist was working at a grocery store but couldn’t ignore the ever mounting trash on the streets.
Feeling like he wasn’t properly fulfilled with his current job, he turned his attention to what he really wanted to do — help the environment and needy animals.
He started taking the littered tires off the streets and upcycling them into the most beautiful beds for stray animals to rest.
Over the last two years the talented artist has turned more than 6,000 tires into comfy animal beds and some he even turns into planters.
It takes Amarildo around 40 minutes to wash, cut the tires and add his own style. Many of the beds have the animal’s name on them.
Amarildo’s animal beds have attracted so much attention he’s even getting orders for them from around the world.
He’s now considering taking on staff to help keep up with all the orders.
See his beautiful designs on his Facebook page and find out more about his story in the video below.
His desire to turn something that litters the streets into something so beautiful and practical is inspiring.
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