Gallery: Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

 
Commissioned by recycling company C.Re.S.E., this Tetris-shaped outdoor furniture by Designo Patagonia seeks to ‘stylize’ rubbish. Designer Manu Rapoport created the concept in a park in Córdoba, Argentina, hoping to help people understand that rubbish can be a precious raw material by displaying perfectly clean recyclable paper, tin, glass, pet, nylon, expanded polystyrene, aluminum and tetra-brick. C.Re.S.E. is a nationalized recycling company that collects household waste and distributes it through local cartoneros cooperatives that separate, clean, pack and sell precious waste to recycling companies around the country. Since the company opened, almost 30% of the city has joined the recycling efforts.

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