Tire Benches at Haiti Communitere.
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Keywords Travel internships, Alternative building, Upcycling
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Dominick Triola
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Affiliations Haiti Communitere
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The tire benches at Haiti Communitere exemplify a way to turn waste material into something useful. A community in Haiti came to Haiti Communitere with a request for benches, so Haiti Communitere explored the idea of "using what you have" with them. The result was a bench made by filling tires with soil, then capping them with cement, and adding wood planks for long benches. Bottle caps also added aesthetic flourishes, and were saved from the waste stream.

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The gallery below shows the various parts of the bench.