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Would you believe these are made from waste?

May 11, 2009 08:40 IST

Would you believe these are made from waste?

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Recycling can lead to some amazing creations check these out!

Models wear clothes made from recycled material during a Recycled Fashion Show at a nightclub in Phnom Penh.


Image: Recycled clothes.
Photographs: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters
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A corset made from cans is on display during an exhibition by artist Nikos Floros in Athens.

The Opera Sculptured Costumes exhibition displays garments made from recyclable materials.


Image: A corset made from cans.
Photographs: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters
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Visitors to the British International Motorshow in London's Excel centre look at a Lotus Eco.

The car, which began as an employee recycling initiative is made with the equivalent of 1,700 recycled aluminium cans.

Twenty-five per cent of the car is made from hemp grown in Norfolk.

The car also has solar panels on the roof to help power its electrical system.


Image: The Lotus Eco.
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters
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Musician Cesar Lopez holds a guitar fashioned out of a rifle at the United Nations Drug and Crime headquarters in Bogota, Colombia.

He designed guitars with weapons donated by the Colombian government.


Image: A guitar made from a rifle.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Visitors view the Newspaper House Installation in Gillett Square in London.

Karen Janody was so annoyed by the mounds of free newspapers blowing around the streets of London she decided to build a house with them to illustrate the degree of waste.

Janody and her Creative City colleagues Gillian McIver and artist Sumer Erek built the skeleton of the Newspaper House in East London and called for people to bring along their used rolled up used newspapers to build the house itself.


Image: The newspaper house.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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Metal combs made from shell casing, remnants of Eritrea's many wars, are seen on display for sale inside Medebr metal market in Asmara.

Eritrea's tradition of self-reliance comes vividly to life in Medebr market.

Used oil drums are recycled to make traditional ovens for cooking injera -- a spongy bread eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Artisans construct intricate Orthodox Christian crosses.

Others pound away at sizzling scrap metal, morphing it into hoes for the planting season.


Image: Metal combs made from shell casing.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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A woman displays a disc of the boardgame, Eco-Othello, made from recycled coffee beans.


Image: Eco-Othello, a board game.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
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Workers carry a coffin in Taipei, November 17, 2000, invented by Cheung Chi-wei of Taiwan that is environmentally friendly, cheap and easy-to-assemble.

The coffins, some weighing as light as six kilos and costing a mere $24, are made from recycled paper and can be assembled in just two minutes.


Image: An environmentally friendly coffin.
Photographs: Reuters
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Ruben Delemon uses a scissors to cut a recycled plastic soft drink bottle into a decorative vase which he will sell for 20 pesos (50 cents) along a busy street in Manila.

Delemon said selling decorative items made out of recycled materials became his livelihood since he first started three years.


Image: Decorative vases made from plastic soft drink bottles.
Photographs: Romeo Ranoc/Reuters
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An installation of lights made of recycled plastic containers hangs near the London Eye wheel, in central London.


Image: Lights made from plastic containers.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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A child rows a boat made of recycled plastic bottles during a competition in Shanghai.


Image: A boat made from plastic bottles.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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