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Designers turn plastic trash into treasures

Updated : 2019-04-26 11:19:29

Scientists and environmental activists have long raised the alarm on plastic pollution. Now, the high-end design world is getting in on the growing global effort to tackle plastic pollution -- by upcycling discarded objects into desirable one-off design pieces. Check out.

Designer Piet Hein Eek poses next to his creation 'Electronic Man', made with recycled plastic pieces of various electronic devices, during the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Piet Hein Eek poses next to his creation 'Electronic Man', made with recycled plastic pieces of various electronic devices, during the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Tiziano Vudafieri poses under to his creation 'The Wilhem Lamp', made of recycled polycarbonate, during the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition.' (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Tiziano Vudafieri poses under to his creation 'The Wilhem Lamp', made of recycled polycarbonate, during the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition.' (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designers Piero and Francesco Lissoni pose next to their creation set consisting of a set of bowl, a vase and a lamp, made with upcycled plastic, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the
Designers Piero and Francesco Lissoni pose next to their creation set consisting of a set of bowl, a vase and a lamp, made with upcycled plastic, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition.' (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Fabio Novembre poses sitting on his 'Jolly Roger' chair, made with upcycled plastics, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the
Italian designer Fabio Novembre poses sitting on his 'Jolly Roger' chair, made with upcycled plastics, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti, poses next to his creation made with Polaroid unused cartridges, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti, poses next to his creation made with Polaroid unused cartridges, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Matteo Cibic poses next to his creation ''Cabinet -oh', made with recycled packaging plastic, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the
Matteo Cibic poses next to his creation ''Cabinet -oh', made with recycled packaging plastic, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Australian designer Brodie Neill poses next to his creation '
Australian designer Brodie Neill poses next to his creation '"Capsule: Ocean Plastic Hourglass", on a table made with his self-created Ocean Terrazzo material, made with plastic waste from oceans, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition', on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Lucio Micheletti poses next to his creation 'Victory', made with maple wood and recycled plastic from bottles and containers, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the
Designer Lucio Micheletti poses next to his creation 'Victory', made with maple wood and recycled plastic from bottles and containers, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, during the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Spanish designer Fernando Mastrangelo poses sitting on his creation 'Tombstone Chair', at the National Museum of Science and Technology, for the
Spanish designer Fernando Mastrangelo poses sitting on his creation 'Tombstone Chair', at the National Museum of Science and Technology, for the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Massimiliano Locatelli lies on a sunbed made with upcycled plastic bottles, called 'Anonymous Design Beach lounger', for the
Italian designer Massimiliano Locatelli lies on a sunbed made with upcycled plastic bottles, called 'Anonymous Design Beach lounger', for the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Design artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti poses in front of a paravent folding screen 'Fornasettiana Remix', made with regenerated polystyrene, for the
Design artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti poses in front of a paravent folding screen 'Fornasettiana Remix', made with regenerated polystyrene, for the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
In this picture taken on Friday, April 12, 2019, German designer Alexander Schul poses with his creation, 'Sobstantial Chair', made from sheets of recycled plastic, high impact polystyrene, and used yoghurt containers, at the Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
In this picture taken on Friday, April 12, 2019, German designer Alexander Schul poses with his creation, 'Sobstantial Chair', made from sheets of recycled plastic, high impact polystyrene, and used yoghurt containers, at the Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian gallerist Rossella Orlandi sits on Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell's chair 'Re-evolution', made with recycled plastic from packaging for the
Italian gallerist Rossella Orlandi sits on Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell's chair 'Re-evolution', made with recycled plastic from packaging for the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Patricia Urquiola relaxes sitting on her creation 'Wasting Time Daybed' made from upcycled plastic for the
Designer Patricia Urquiola relaxes sitting on her creation 'Wasting Time Daybed' made from upcycled plastic for the "RO Plastic - Master's Pieces" exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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