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?