Posts Tagged ‘Trash’

Trash to cash…turning discarded plastic bags into new bags in Ghana

March 4, 2009

People get money for collecting bags that litter the streets in Accra in Ghana, which are then sewn into handbags by Trashy Bags and sold. Everyone’s a winner baby.

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From http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ghanaian-fashion-accessory-is-plastic-fantastic-797147.html

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portraits of mass consumption

February 26, 2009

Cell Phones #2, Atlanta 2005 (40×90″)

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Photograph by Chris Jordan

http://www.chrisjordan.com

When waste looks beautiful…

January 29, 2009

Photographs by Edward Burtynsky of tires waiting to be sorted for recycling in Westley, California.

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More trash talk….

January 9, 2009

Take a look at this living map of trash being swept around the Pacific Ocean causing a build up or island of trash, called the North Pacific Gyre, now the size of Texas. Sucks, huh?

http://oceans.greenpeace.org/en/the-expedition/news/trashing-our-oceans/ocean_pollution_animation