Recycling of industrial products for the garden

Recycling of industrial products for the garden

March 25, 2018

Recycling of industrial products for the garden

The tire of the car torn? Replace, but do not throw the old one away. This article deals with the importance of recycled industrial products and offers ideas for integrating recycled materials into the garden.

The landscape garden is a place where the limit for exploiting recycled industrial products is the designer's creative imagination.

The reality is different that there is a need to break through a vicious cycle: the list of recycled products is not publicly known by the manufacturers or any public body, the lack of awareness causes a negligible demand from consumers, the manufacturers are producing a limited number of recycled consumer products, the list of recycling products remains limited, The products are exposed to the garden, the demand is negligible, and so on. Here the landscape architects, the planners and the gardeners are required to lift the gauntlet and integrate products from the recycling industry in their plans. An increase in demand will enrich supply. This article deals with the importance of the recycling of industrial products and offers ideas for the integration of recycled materials in the garden.

Recycled rubber padding

Tire recycling

Most of the rubber waste  consists of used tires, at least 41,000 tons per year. Tire waste is an environmental problem mainly due to the large volume and sensitivity to fires.

The life of the rubber, from which most of the tire is made, can reach hundreds and thousands of years. The additional dangers inherent in tire waste are that when contact with acidic substances, metals are absorbed from the soil and can contaminate ground water. Tires are a nesting site for insects and insects that take advantage of the water stored inside the tire. Burning tires emits pollutants into the air and the fire products that remain in the soil harm plants and plants.


Garden walls decorated with building debris

Simple solutions for the immediate use of recycled rubber in the field of construction and environmental design

Rubber tire recycling for rubber infrastructures and products, such as furniture for garden furniture, playground cover surfaces and more. The use of old car tires in the manufacture of new tires and the production of rubber products, such as irrigation pipes and tires of lawnmowers.

Crushing the tires into small rubber pieces of varying sizes, depending on use. Tire chips as a drainage layer and as substitutes for aggregates in light rail infrastructure. Rubber powder as a substitute for sand in flooring, roofing and more. Use of complete tires in engineering projects as noise absorbers, as an alternative to soil filling, soil stabilization and construction of artificial rims.

Colored glass paste

Recycling Glass


Glass accounts for about 4% of the weight of household waste. Glass waste is generated both from household use (round glass containers) and as industrial waste (mainly flat glass). It can be recycled in new glass production processes or used as shredded glass as a substrate or as a filler for construction, for various infrastructures, such as roads and even tile.

Glass is a product that can be recycled countless times without compromising the quality of the product. In order for the glass to be suitable for recycling, it must comply with the following criteria: - A chemical composition known and similar to the raw materials. - Color separation (transparent and colored). - Free from contaminants such as iron, aluminum, and ceramics, and without paper labels that present a problem during the melting phase.

Products for recycled glass garden:

"Washed" glass chips and different colors for ground cover and filling "fugues" in the flooring (provided that the raw material is not contaminated). Use of colored glass chips to decorate water basins and planting plants for water plants.


Glass chips as a layer are drained from detached sheets. Stairs and stones "jump" colored glass, thick. Partitions and benches to the garden. Lighting fixtures and water. Recycling of Construction Waste Construction waste is generated in new construction areas, in the rubble areas of old buildings and in renovation areas, as well as dirt surpluses from construction sites that, in many cases, reach open areas.


A few years ago it was possible to obtain shards of different sizes that were used to cover the ground and provided an efficient and decorative solution to bare areas of the road or in combination with vegetation. Fragments of roof tiles, as well as local lactating stones, can be collected in metal cages ("gabions") and used for building walls and for building entire buildings, in public or private gardens.

This idea will be applied and demonstrated in different gardens at the Chelsea landscaping exhibitions in recent years.

Use of building waste in the garden:

Filling material under paved surfaces.

Raw material for the construction of retaining walls.

The creation of gables from shingles, rock or stone crushing, the construction of retaining walls, acoustic wall or planters.

Tile shingles for covering surfaces

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