Posts Tagged ‘upcycled’

Is this the end of the inner tube?

Is this the end of the inner tube?  The Tweel by Michelin as seen on the Power Tour 2013!

Is this the end of the inner tube? The Tweel by Michelin as seen on the Power Tour 2013!

Could this be the end of the inner tube?  Most of our domestic passenger vehicles used today are already tubeless.  This means there is no inner tube.  90% of the inner tubes used by Groovy Garbage are salvaged from large industrial and agricultural vehicles and machinery.  The inner tubes are fashioned into into upcycled one of a kind creations available only from Groovy Garbage.

The Tweel by Michelin is a revolutionary new technology for an “airless” pneumatic tire!  The Tweel is featured in the Power Tour 2013.  The Tweel is said to have a much longer life span than the traditional tires we are currently using!  This means less tires in the landfill!















What Will They Think In 13,000 Years?

Do you think someone 13,000 years from now will look back at this and say, “huh, Groovy Garbage was up cycling way back then”?

Upcycled Recycled / Inner tube / Black / Rubber / Cross Body / Satchel

New Listings! More To Come!

Check out these new listings in the Groovy Garbage shop!  A shout out the Will and the rest of the staff at Costco Connections for the great article!

Upcycled / Recycled / Necklace / Silver / Black / Inner Tube / Salvaged BeadsUpcycled / Recycled / Necklace / Amber Colored / Black / Iner Tube / Salvaged BeadsUpcycled Recycled / Inner Tube / Salvaged Aqua Beads

Richie & Jane

An Inbox or “Convo” on Etsy

This is a Groovy Garbage convo.  Etsy!  I am Truly inspired by this!

” just picked up my mail, and normally I throw the CostCo magazines in the recycle bin, but the cover caught my eye. I read the spotlight profiles and noticed that GroovyGarbage was on Etsy. I couldn’t contain my curiosity, so I checked it out and here you are. I’m amazed. I found Etsy by accident last October and decided to join.
My world has been greatly expanded to what Crafting really means. Like the article, I thought homemade crafts meant quilts and knitted gloves. I had no idea that people are pushing the limits of creativity to make anything out of everything! My sincerest congrats!!! to you for the courage learn something new, and put your ingenuity on show for everyone to see. I would like to open my own shop, but health problems and a big tablespoon of fear/procrastination are making it a bit troubling.

All that being said, your work has not gone unnoticed, and hopefully others read your profile and will find themselves knocking on your shop door.

Best of the best!”

Many Thanks to all of you!



These curtains are made from recycled billboard material. They act almost as “black out curtain” because of the grey backing. Each curtain is different because of the variations in the billboards. They measure 20 x 50 feet and only small portions are used because of the size. Contact for more information and pricing.