The future looks rosy for a recycling business set up to turn old tyres into garden products.
Re-Bound has struck 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, which was officially launched at the end of January, was been formed by recycled garden products specialist Bob Jones and recycling expert Peter O’Kane.
Jones said: “The concept of using rubber chippings for play areas and gardens has already given people an exciting new option to rival traditional surfacing, such as bark.
“In the past rubber bark has been viewed as a ‘high end’ product, more expensive than other forms of landscaping surface – but Re-Bound is now going a step further and with our ‘state of the art’ production facility can manufacture this quality product at a much lower cost than is traditionally expected in the marketplace.
“2010 will be an exciting year for Re-Bound – we have a fantastic team with a proven track record in manufacturing high quality recycled garden products.
“We have already made great strides within the market and are expecting to be able to announce some exciting collaborations with major UK and global companies over the coming months.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office