The tube bag

With a background in industrial design, Giel Rigo designs a system in which discarded bicycle tires can be processed locally into useful products for cyclists. By setting up local collaborations between bicycle repair shops and craftsmen, he wants to ensure that this waste stream is given a second sustainable life. This converts the cost of a constant waste stream into the profit of a new product. Despite the fact that bicycle tires and rubber are being recycled on a large scale, they still remain a large part of the waste mountain. Major tire brands are trying to set up a collection system for tires to be recycled at their production facilities in Southeast Asia. An expensive and polluting challenge that is currently ineffective.





LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS
DESIGN MUSEUM BRUSSEL