New Life Of Old Things

On average, one ton of computer junk contains as much gold as 18 tons of gold-bearing rock. (Photo by Athar Hussain):

New life of old things

Hundreds of flowers made from plastic bottles. All this is an exhibition called “A Thousand Suns”, taking place in the US state of Michigan, September 21, 2011. (Photo by Rex Larsen):

New life of old things

Everyone knows convenient plastic bottles. They decompose in the ground for hundreds of years, while a tin can takes 10 years, and cardboard only 1-2 years. In general, the decomposition time of polyethylene depends on its structure and can exceed several thousand years. (Photo by Stringer):

New life of old things

Here is such a unique motorcycle made from old parts from cars and bicycles, Bangkok. (Photo by Sukree Sukplang):

New life of old things

Doors made from old oil drums. A village in the southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan. Not the healthiest solution. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly):

New life of old things

A state-of-the-art electronics recycling plant in Tokyo. (Photo by Toru Hanai):

New life of old things

An interesting use for plastic bottles was found in the city of Roubaix, France. These spherical meeting rooms were built of them in the park. (Photo by Philippe Huguen):

New life of old things

What to do with the huge amount of vuvuzel left after the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa? A competition was held for the recycling of these musical instruments. In this place, they made an original lamp. (Photo by Schalk van Zuydam):

New life of old things

Don’t rush to throw away your old keyboards. They can be used to make great outfits. Cali, Colombia. (Photo by Luis Robayo):

New life of old things

Old videotapes can be used to make original designer bags, Berlin. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch):

New life of old things

Old pipe recycling facility, New York. (Photo by David Duprey):

New life of old things

This man is rummaging through a landfill in Manila, Philippines, looking for copper and other metals. For many people living here, this is the only source of income. (Photo by Cheryl Ravelo):

New life of old things

A tiger made of everything. He took part in the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney. (Photo by Daniel Munoz):

New life of old things

Globe model created from plastic bottles, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv. (Photo by Ariel Schalit):

New life of old things

A collection and recycling facility for old mobile phones in Tokyo, October 15, 2010 (Photo by Toru Hanai):

New life of old things

Want to buy yourself a tank? In the Israeli city of Kiryat Gat, there is a “tank graveyard” with about 700 decommissioned armored vehicles. They are sold for processing at a price of $ 0.25 / kg. (Photo by Menahem Kahana):

New life of old things

In the American city of Columbus, Ohio, stores have special tanks for old, unnecessary glasses. They are then collected, disinfected and distributed free of charge to those in need. (Photo by Neal C. Lauron):

New life of old things

Exhibition in Taipei. A Taiwanese company built a three-story exhibition hall with 1.5 million plastic bottles instead of bricks. (Photo by Nicky Loh):

New life of old things

An interesting installation in Sydney, Australia – a tree made from old bicycles. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe):

New life of old things

A plant for the processing of aluminum cans in the city of Laval, France. (Photo by Charles Platiau):

New life of old things

Violinist of the Paraguayan Symphony Orchestra “Trash Melodies”, whose musicians play instruments made from waste materials. (Photo by Norberto Duarte):

New life of old things

Life ends not only with individual things, but also with whole huge ships. This British aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible, is located in the Turkish port of Izmir and is being dismantled for scrap. (Photo by Stringer):

New life of old things

10-meter transformer robot made from auto-breaker, Beijing. (Photo by Bobby Yip):

New life of old things

What can a plastic bottle turn into? For example, in a blanket. This is handled by a plastic bottle recycling plant in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Wally Santana):

New life of old things

This citizen from the Brazilian city of São Paulo saved a lot on buying a stroller. He made it out of old planks. (Photo by Nacho Doce):

New life of old things

Easter Bunny made from plastic bottle crates, Cape Town, South Africa. It took 42,000 boxes, tied with cables, to create it. (Photo by Schalk van Zuydam):

New life of old things

You can also make fuel for cars from plastic bottles. This is a worker at a plastic waste recycling plant holding a jar of fuel oil, Hong Kong. Here, in the future, they will be able to convert 3 tons of old plastic into 1,000 liters of fuel.

Incidentally, this year, specialists from a Russian company from the city of Tomsk presented an installation that is capable of producing as much as 900 grams of fuel from 1 kilogram of shredded plastic bottles.

(Фото Bobby Yip):

New life of old things

18m catamaran made from 11,000 plastic bottles, Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz):

New life of old things

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