Recycled Materials Installations

Plastic Bottle Fish Sculptures

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) created these large fish sculptures in Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janerio - Brazil, made of discarded plastic bottles.

At night, the giant sculptures illuminate from the inside.

Plastic Bottle Parking Canopy

American designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used 1,500 recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle.

Whirlwind of Garbage

Beijing-based artist Wang Zhiyuan constructs this 36-foot high (11-meter) whirlwind of plastic garbage ascending into the air, entitled 'Thrown to the Wind'.

The tornado of plastic waste represents the heaps of trash that overwhelm his hometown and its surrounding environment.

“I want my art to be about something bigger than me. If it wasn’t involved in society I would feel guilty.”

Zip Ties Bear

Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (also known as d.o.t.s.) created a life-size installation made entirely from 20,000 standard zip ties, called the 'Zip Tie Massimal'.

The installation is anchored to the ceiling by a cable suspension system.

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Flip-flops Monkey

This awesome installation was created for Pixelshow's 2010 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil local students who named him 'Fat Monkey', made out of 10,000 flip-flops.

“The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.”

Recycled Materials Garden

The Montreal Eaton Center has been transformed into an ecosystem using various by-products of its day to day operations, culled from the shopping center's recycling bins.

The artists behind this project are Roadsworth and Brian Armstrong (a.k.a ’2Youth’).

"This installation therefore is not a re-creation of nature but a facsimile thereof. A stage set ecosystem whose beauty lies not in how successfully it portrays the natural world but the degree to which the attempt to do so falls short. Like a shattered teacup that's been glued back together, the elements that make up this installation are reassembled into a clumsy semblance of their original forms, a poignant reminder of both the fragility and irrevocable loss of a natural and original state."


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