CDs first became available in 1982, and since then so many of them have been thrown away that designer Tabitha Pope of Recycled Venues had no trouble finding enough discs to use as shimmering scales for this giant recycled fish. The fish was displayed at the UK's Glastonbury Festival and was an instant hit! See more pictures of the CD fish after the jump.
The Glastonbury Festival is a Performance Arts Festival that attracts roughly 150,000 revelers annually. Funds generated are typically donated to good causes, and Greenpeace is one of them. This year the advocacy group chose a marine theme for what was also their 40th anniversary. Viridor Recycling donated the CDs (that are otherwise sent to China to be repurposed into plasma TVs) which were attached to a hazel pole frame and held in place with woven willow – all natural materials that are easily recycled.
Like on the crazy CD dune featured here previously, the fish “scales” shimmered during the day and glowed at night, creating a fun and inspiring shelter from the notoriously soggy English weather.