An Eco-Genie Out of Recycled Tire Jugs?

recycled tires rubber jugs moroccoIf you rub these recycled tire jugs three times will an eco-genie pop out?

In the medina of Marrakesh at Jemâa el Fna, minutes away from the Jewish spice market, and the snake charmers, who Tafline finds aren’t so charming for animal and snake rights, we found a small eco-stall. A couple of old men are making jugs, waste bins and containers from recycled tire rubber. If you rub one of these jars would an eco-genie emerge?

I saw these jars being used as bathroom waste bins while staying in the High Atlas mountains at the Kasbah du Toubkal. Then was pleasantly surprised to see them as a local offering at the world-famous bazaar in Marrakesh. I took these pics in the morning. Venturing out in the 45 degree C summer heat at noon time is hazardous to one’s health.

Just before taking these pics I saw some westerners negotiating with the two men, hand-making their wares on site, like much of the crafts in Morocco. Destined for a Pier 1 Imports near you?

More pics after the jump.




Read more environment news from Morocco:
Rocking the Eco-Kasbah
Chasing Berbers to Morocco’s Mount Toubkal
10 Trips for Traveling with a Baby in Morocco

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2 thoughts on “An Eco-Genie Out of Recycled Tire Jugs?”

  1. And useful for all seasons too maybe.

  2. Norm says:

    Don’t know about eco-genies, but these jars should be “non-skid and puncture proof”.

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