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Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Posted By Moe Beitiks On May 15, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Art,Design,Environment,Innovation,New York City,Recycled Materials,Recycling,Urban design | 1 Comment

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Pissed off about oil spills [1]? Angered by over-packaging? Rather than letting all that pent up frustration to get the better of you, why not grab a used glass bottle instead and commit GLASSPHEMY! [2]?  From the same folks [3]who brought you last year’s famed Brooklyn dumpster pools [4], now come the reverberations of recycling furiously with an eco-conscious heart! Standing wide and high at 20 x 30-feet, GLASSPHEMY! is visceral and psychological recycling center designed specifically to allow you to hurl glass bottles at your friends, enemies, and loved ones, all while they are safely tucked away behind steel and bulletproof glass.

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Monster-truck antics aside, GLASSPHEMY! is actually a fun approach to recycling [6]. Using bottles donated from local bars, visitors are brought to a tank of destruction where they can lob bottles at bulletproof glass. And with every kerfuffle of  a broken bottle, a bevy of vibration-sensitive lights flashes and flickers are set off in sync.

An installation created to respond to the accumulation of excess broken glass in industrial lots, the creators will take all the residual broken glass to create a new design submitted by the readers of ReadyMade [7]. GLASSPHEMY! is currently in a “semi-secret” location in Brooklyn, New York [8], so if you’re a smashing hopeful who wants to get in on the fun, just send your recycling ideas to Macro-Sea [9] and you may be granted access.

+ Macro Sea [3]

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URLs in this post:

[1] oil spills: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/12/visualizing-5000-barrels-of-oil-a-day-as-a-victorian-row-house/

[2] GLASSPHEMY!: http://www.greendiary.com/entry/glassphemy-recycling-installation-allows-you-to-show-eco-aggression/

[3] same folks : http://www.macro-sea.com

[4] dumpster pools: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/10/dive-into-a-dumpster-guerrilla-pool/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/15/glassphemy-a-way-to-recycle-glass-bottles-with-fury/marco-sea-broken-glass-bottle-recycling-instalation/

[6] recycling: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/new-reverse-vending-machine-pays-you-to-recycle/

[7] ReadyMade: http://www.readymade.com/

[8] New York: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[9] Macro-Sea: http://macro-sea.com/main.asp

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