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Recycling Masterpieces: Turning Rubbish into a Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 17, 2015 01:00 AM
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Would you like to recycle more? Perhaps sustainable waste management is on the top of your list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions for... The post Recycling Masterpieces: Turning Rubbish into a Home appeared first on My Green Home Blog .




 

 

Would you like to recycle more? Perhaps sustainable waste management is on the top of your list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions for 2016? If that’s the case, you may like to take a look at this short selection of recycling masterpieces. They show that you can build pretty much anything out of recycled materials – even your home!

Home is Man-Made

When it comes to recycling in the UK, although we are getting better at it, I think we all know we could do that little bit more when it comes to reusing our household waste. One Brit who has taken this recycling business to the next level is Richart Sowa.

This UK artist spent 7 years creating an artificial island in Mexico made out of air-filled plastic bottles – a whopping 150,000 of them! Now that’s a good way of keeping them out of landfill.

The island is also made up of wooden pallets, sand and soil with mangrove trees planted in order for the roots to firmly hold everything together. It consists of a 3 storey, 2 bedroom house, with a fully functioning kitchen and bathroom (with a dry compost ecological toilet of course) and even has a rooftop sundeck and Jacuzzi.

 


 

 

 
 
 

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