By Oliver Hall
A company which recycles old tyres has teamed up with a group of young artists to create a colourful mural which drives home a political message.
Cheshire-based Re-Bound hope the picture made out of pieces of tyres will prompt politicians to consider the environment.
The company, which was founded in January, turns the tyres into rubber chippings which are then normally used on children’s playgrounds or as mulch for gardeners.
Raffi Godfrey and Ian Jenkins, both 19, and Hannah Howman, 17, spent four hours piecing together the mural in a bid to remind voters of the importance of recycling.
Re-Bound launched at the start of the year after striking a multi-million pound deal which it believes will see it become the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of recycled rubber garden products.
Its range of products made from old tyres will include rubber bark – a garden and play surface in a range of colours to create borders, pathways and play areas – and rubber crumb – soil improver for lawns and turf which also suppresses weeds.
Re-Bound was been formed by recycled garden products specialist Bob Jones and recycling expert Peter O’Kane.