Bolivian student Esteban Quispe holds a replica of the Wall-E character in Patacamaya, south of La Paz. Quispe built the Wall-E robot using materials he obtained from a rubbish dump in the town located in the Andean highland region. He hopes to mechanize agriculture in Patacamaya by making use of robots that operate on solar energy, Quispe told Reuters.
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At the beginning there are ads that display beautiful products, so people buy them. But there is also a dark side. Trash that is left behind it. Members of the eco-project Ekoista (based in Slovakia) decided to clean their forest from that trash and here is what they’ve found. Continue reading »
When you decide to get a tattoo, choosing the right artist is nearly as important as picking the design and spot. I mean, if someone is to ink you they better have the experience and skill required to produce something nothing short of amazing, right? After all, this is going to be on your body forever. Well, experience, yes, but skill? Not necessarily. Helen Fernandes isn’t good at drawing but people are still lining up to get her tattoos. And they’re so bad, they’re good. Continue reading »
As a freelance illustrator, David Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has been awarded two Spectrum medals and has shown in galleries and museums from New York to Paris. Continue reading »
Since the mid 1990s, Yuji Agematsu has used debris from New York’s streets to create a series of dioramas inside the cellophane sleeves of cigarette packets. The pieces below are from a year of his work entitled zip: 01.01.17 . . . 12.31.17. Continue reading »
Back in 2011, photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. Four years later he started turning that point into a powerful photo series he called ‘#365 Unpacked’, which challenges us to rethink our role as consumers. Continue reading »
A power company in Xiangyang, China, has found a new solution for burning trash off of their power lines. They sent in a drone that shoots fire and it cleaned up the problem real quick. Continue reading »
Acccording to a Tumblr user trulyunpleasant: “This statue is a couple miles from where I live, just sitting in someones backyard. It was in two crappy Atlantis sword-and-sandal movies back in the 50′s/60′s. Then it sat on top of a bar (or club) for a few years, and then someone bought it for their house.” Continue reading »
Argentinian artist José Luis Torres has been taking out the trash, painting it in vibrant colors and putting it back in cities across Canada as sculptures. No, it’s not some compulsive disorder, he’s been doing this to demonstrate just how much stuff we own and the insane amount of waste we produce. Continue reading »
Inside China’s Trash Park Where Bentleys And Mercedes Worths Millions Are Abandoned By Their Rich Owners
These startling images shows a bushing car park, where luxury cars totalling millions of dollars have been left abandoned by rich owner. Inside this small lot in Chengdu, China, there are at least two Bentleys, two Land Rovers, three Mercedes Benz and even the odd motorbike. They all have one thing in common – they’ve been abandoned by their owners. Continue reading »
This summer, experience “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans. Placed throughout the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, these massive sculptures represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean’s deadliest predator—trash. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute is committed to saving marine species and is a pioneer in coral research and conservation. Continue reading »
In southern Ethiopia, deep within the Omo Valley you’ll find the semi-nomadic tribe known as ‘The Daasanach’, a group made up of some 50,000 individuals. Continue reading »
Trash recycler and craftsman Nicolas Gomez makes a violin from a paint tin and dinner fork for the Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura, in Cateura, near Asuncion, May 22, 2013. The orchestra is the brainchild of its conductor Favio Chavez, who wanted to help the children of garbage pickers at the local landfill, and the instruments are made from salvaged materials by craftsman Gomez. The orchestra now involves 30 schoolchildren who have toured countries in Latin America, North America and Europe to play music ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to the Beatles and Paraguayan folk songs. (Jorge Adorno/Reuters) Continue reading »
A model presents a creation during Trash Fashion Show in Macedonia’s capital Skopje, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Teams from 47 high schools from Macedonia participated in the show with creations made of redesigned materials from waste such as plastic bags, newspapers, cardboard, plastic bottles, cans, used paper, etc. In photos by by Boris Grdanoski/AP Photo. Continue reading »
A Romanian farm boy throws another case of cucumbers onto a huge pile waiting to be taken away as waste at an agriculture facility in Popesti Leordeni, near Bucharest, Romania 06 June 2011. Romanian vegetable producers are suffering from loss of sales as a consequence of the EHEC bacteria. Today the workers from Leordeni faility were throwing the last three days fresh cucumbers production, amounting to 1.500 tons, despite the E. coli lab analyses showing negative . The E. coli outbreak centered in northern Germany has spread to 11 other countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Romanian farmers are asking the government to find a way of compensating them due to the losses caused by E. coli hysteria. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT. Click to zoom.
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