A second life for used tyres

  • A worker cuts bus and truck tyres for repurposing by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker cuts bus and truck tyres for repurposing by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mohammad Ashraf removes the metal from rickshaw tyres for reuse by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Once the metal has been removed, the rubber of the tyres will also be repurposed. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mohammad Ashraf removes the metal from rickshaw tyres for reuse by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Once the metal has been removed, the rubber of the tyres will also be repurposed. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Several stores selling old tyres can be found on the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur, as seen on Monday, August 30, 2021. They buy a variety of old tyres at Tk 10 a kilogram. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Several stores selling old tyres can be found on the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur, as seen on Monday, August 30, 2021. They buy a variety of old tyres at Tk 10 a kilogram. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There is quite a demand for old tyres because rubber can be used for bitumen, which is used for pitch during roadwork. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There is quite a demand for old tyres because rubber can be used for bitumen, which is used for pitch during roadwork. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There is quite a demand for old tyres because rubber can be used for bitumen, which is used for pitch during roadwork. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There is quite a demand for old tyres because rubber can be used for bitumen, which is used for pitch during roadwork. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Piles of used bus, truck and rickshaw tyres are stacked for repurposing next to the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Piles of used bus, truck and rickshaw tyres are stacked for repurposing next to the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Piles of used bus, truck and rickshaw tyres are stacked for repurposing next to the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Piles of used bus, truck and rickshaw tyres are stacked for repurposing next to the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mohammad Ashraf removes the metal from rickshaw tyres for reuse by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Once the metal has been removed, the rubber of the tyres will also be repurposed. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mohammad Ashraf removes the metal from rickshaw tyres for reuse by the Sadarghat-Gabtali road in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur on Monday, August 30, 2021. Once the metal has been removed, the rubber of the tyres will also be repurposed. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi