I don’t know if you know, but our planet is drowning in garbage. It’s reported that there is at least a billion tons of trash that end up in the oceans every year. The wildlife is slowly but surely going extinct, and we are barely living.
The thing is, you can share your #StopClimateChange videos for as much as you like, but in the end, it is all pointless unless you actually take real action and start changing your own habits.
Amarildo Silva is a true example of what happens when we decide to take responsibility for our planet. This 23-year-old lives in the city of Campina Grande, Brazil and he has developed a new, simple solution for reusing waste, such as old tires.
He works as a store cashier by day and turns into a creative craftsman at night. Silva collects old, discarded tires and then with the help of his artistic mind he transforms them into adorable and comfy beds for animals.
This young, socially responsible and admirable man gathers every tire he can find, cleans them one by one and then paints a lot of beautiful designs on them. As a finishing touch, he adds a soft, fluffy cushion in the middle. After that, the tire is ready to be gifted or sold to any pet lover who needs a comfortable tiny bed for their pets.
As the interest for these adorable beds increased, so did his followers on Instagram. As a result, Silva has more than 20,000 followers and has sold more than 500 tire-beds in only two years.
What began as a hobby slowly turned into a real business and it is flourishing.
If you are interested in purchasing one for your furry friends, you can reach him on his Instagram profile. At the moment he delivers to Brazilian addresses, but he has also received a lot of requests from North America, Asia, and Europe.
What’s even more important is that Silva’s work is a great way of maintaining sustainability and minimizing waste. His creative work is not only beneficial for stray animals, but it is also truly important for our environment.
But that’s not all.
Apart from taking care of animals and creating small beds for them, Silva also creates amazing flowerpots and yard decorations from tires.
Additionally, he also loves raising awareness on this subject by holding educational talks at the local schools. His goal is simple. Don’t throw away. Instead, modify and reuse.
If you are interested to see more of Silva’s work, make sure to check the video below.
I hope this article helps you raise awareness about the plastic pollution this world is dealing with and I honestly hope it inspires you to change some of your harmful habits for the sake of our future.
If he can do it, so can we!
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