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Eco Artist Builds a Recycled Amusement Park Out of Plastic Bottles

by , 10/04/12

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Ugandan artist Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire looked around his city and saw all of the challenges that local children faced. Wanting to make a difference, Tusingwire set aside the wall art he typically produces and turned to working with a far less common medium: plastic bottles. Using recycled materials, Tusingwire created a mobile amusement park to serve the children of Kampala. The recycled amusement park concept won the first City 2.0 Award at the TEDxSummit and provides a place for children to learn new skills and have a safe place to play off of the streets.

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