Margot Bowman

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Friday, 23 April 2010

WASTE IN SOUTH AFRICA







In South Africa waste has become and economy

Many poor people either collect and sell waste - scrap metals etc 

Or they Up-Cycle - turning telephone wire, coke cans etc in to ornaments, home ware and other new destinations

I've been coming here with my family for most of my life and have seen much of the second kind of example in curio shops & and then our home.

How ever this year I was really excited by the Plastic Bag work I found ( pictured )



















IN A WAY THIS IS KIND OF URBAN FARMING 
PEOPLE ARE TAKING WHAT THEY FIND IN THIER ENVIRONMENT AND TURNING IT INTO TO SOMETHING 'USEFUL'

But thats actually my problem with this stuff - its cute 

BUT DOES IT HAVE AN FUCNTION THAT MAKES IT BETTER THAN RUBBISH?

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