Minarc Develops Environmentally Friendly Recycled Rubber Sinks
Minarc Recycled Rubber Sinks Developed from Less than a Pound of Rubber
The recycled rubber sinks, which the company has appropriately named RUBBiSH, are made by melting old car tires, which are plentiful in most American trash heaps, into thin sheets of recycled rubber. The sheet is then stretched over a base frame until it is about 1/8 of an inch thick. That frame can be made of wood, metal, ceramic, or any other material from which bathroom furniture can be made. The recycled rubber is then anchored down in the middle by the drain collar. Less than a pound of rubber is used to create each environmentally friendly sink. The end results are gently sloping sinks made almost entirely from recycled rubber.
Minarc has created these recycled rubber sinks in a few different styles and sizes. Their basic model consists only of the recycled rubber, the frame, and the drain. They also have a model in which the recycled rubber is framed with aluminum at the edges. The firm is currently working to make two different sizes: a 36 inch wide single sink, and a double basin that will be five feet wide, and they are hoping to have the recycled rubber sinks ready for commercial distribution soon.