Friday, 4 December 2009

Reusing Collected Waste

Made from decommissioned fire hoses, washbags made by Bournemouth designers Eako, who specialise in upcycling industrial waste.

Spanish designer Belén Hermosa finds a more comfortable destination than landfill, for 4,232 used data CDs.

These lamps are made from cassette tapes, by designer Vanessa Mareno, who connects old cassettes together with plastic ties.

A Buddhist Temple in Thailand has generated international interest, having been built almost entirely from 1.5 million beer bottles. With 20 buildings now in place, nothing goes to waste. Even a mosaic of Buddha has been created from the leftover bottle tops.

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