Gallery: 6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

Motivated by the city of Culiacan’s high rate of gun deaths, Pedro Reyes held a campaign to collect 1,527 guns from local residents in exchange for coupons that would help them buy appliances and electronic devises. The guns were then melted down to create shovel heads to plant trees and shrubs throughout Culiacan’s community. The initiative aims to both beautify a city affected by weapons and crime, and curb the trade of small arms weapons.

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