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100 Trashy Transformations

Garbage Art, Trash-Inspired Fashion and Trashtastic Innovation

— October 11, 2009 — Eco
The floating trash heap in the Pacific Ocean is just one reminder of the ridiculous amount of garbage that we humans produce every single day. Trashy transformations are one way that members of society are making a statement about our garbage habit.

These trashy transformations are anything but disposable. Artists and designers have taken our waste—from soda cans to plastic packaging—and turned it into inspiring innovations. Let these trashy transformations remind you to think twice before tossing that plastic bottle.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Global Garbage Bags
Global Garbage Bags
Kenjiro Sano Designs the Earth Garbage Bag
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99
Inflatable Garbage Animals
Inflatable Garbage Animals
Air Zoo by Joshua Allen Harris
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98
NYC Garbage Art 2
NYC Garbage Art 2
Trash for Baseball Fans
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97
Personal Landfills
Personal Landfills
Sustainable Dave Collects Trash For 365 Days
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96
Garbage-Collecting Robots
Garbage-Collecting Robots
The Dustbot Launched for Quick Cleanup on Italian Streets
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95
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
The Eco Brolly
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94
Head-Scratching Garbage Bags
Head-Scratching Garbage Bags
Morbid Trash Bags and the Bin Bag Bear Puzzle & Delight
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93
Musical Garbage Cans
Musical Garbage Cans
Xylophone Bin by Dominic Wilcox
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92
Garbage Can Couture
Garbage Can Couture
Writtenafterwards Shows Deconstructed Designs for Fall ‘09
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91
Garbage Can Stepping Stools
Garbage Can Stepping Stools
The Bin Step
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90
Garbage Detailing Toolkit
Garbage Detailing Toolkit
Emo Recycling Kit for Chic Eco-Warriors
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89
Plama Process Converts Garbage into Clean Energy
Plama Process Converts Garbage into Clean Energy
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88
Garbage-Filled Soccer Balls
Garbage-Filled Soccer Balls
The Trash Ball Lets You Show Your Footwork the Eco-Friendly Way
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87
Rabbit Rubbish Bins
Rabbit Rubbish Bins
Paul Smith Garbage Cans Have Hares Helping the Environment
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86
Trashy Awareness Art
Trashy Awareness Art
MSLK Creates "Watershed" from Bottles to Show Water Waste
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85
Costly Junk Cars
Costly Junk Cars
Owner of Trashed 1958 Impala Asks $35,000 for his Jalopy
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84
From Trash To Energy
From Trash To Energy
Mr. Fusion Reactor A Reality
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83
Recycling Trash to Treasures
Recycling Trash to Treasures
Plastic Toy Art by Robert Bradford
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82
Trash Races
Trash Races
24 Hours of LeMons Race for Clunkers
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81
Sewage & Garbage As Fuel
Sewage & Garbage As Fuel
Hydrogen Fuel From Biodegradable Garbage
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80
Trashy Office Accessories
Trashy Office Accessories
Deck Yourself in Fake Ink Splats and Pencil Shaving
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79
Trashcans With Backboards – "Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
Trashcans With Backboards – "Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
"Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
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78
Bag Recycling Made Hip
Bag Recycling Made Hip
The Tubelor Trash Can
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77
Garbage Powered Trucks
Garbage Powered Trucks
World's First Garbage Truck Fueled by Its Own Trash
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76
Clean Garbage Compactors
Clean Garbage Compactors
FOODOO Crushes the Waste and the Odor
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75
Cigarette Trash Cans
Cigarette Trash Cans
Rocco Avallone Creates the ‘Butt to Butt Can'
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74
Trash Photos
Trash Photos
'DeletedImages' Junkyard of Art
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73
Dumpster Fashion
Dumpster Fashion
NYC Fashion Trend From the Garbage Dump
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72
Bomb-Proof Garbage Cans
Bomb-Proof Garbage Cans
London's Multitasking Recycling Bins
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71
Trash-Fueled Automobiles
Trash-Fueled Automobiles
Peter Eckhoff Invents a Plastic-Powered Hybrid Engine
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70
Plastic Fantastic Masterpieces
Plastic Fantastic Masterpieces
Jerry Ross Barrish's Garbage-Loving Hobby Fuels Cool Creations
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69
Starbucks-Inspired Garbage Cans
Starbucks-Inspired Garbage Cans
The Coffee Cup Rubbish Bin
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68
Zip Tie Lamps
Zip Tie Lamps
Charles Parsons Illuminates Trash With Helios
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67
Trash to Treasure Artwork
Trash to Treasure Artwork
Chrissie MacDonald Recycled Junk Mail
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66
Cameras Made of Garbage
Cameras Made of Garbage
Miroslav Tichy's Trash Cameras
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65
Luxury Garbage Bags
Luxury Garbage Bags
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64
Garbage As Art
Garbage As Art
German Artists Create 1000 Statues From Domestic Refuse
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63
Garbage-Filled Furniture
Garbage-Filled Furniture
XS Chair
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62
Recycled Fanta Fashion
Recycled Fanta Fashion
Melissa Hartzel Displays Handmade African Accessories for Old Tin Can
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61
Garbage Seafood
Garbage Seafood
Shock Visuals For Clean Seas
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60
Artsy Rubbish Bins
Artsy Rubbish Bins
The TRASHed Art of Recycling Campaign Creates Artistic Garbage Cans
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59
$15,000 Garbage Bins
$15,000 Garbage Bins
Gold-Plated Trash Cans From Sylvie Fleury
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58
Taxi-Inspired Garbage Bins
Taxi-Inspired Garbage Bins
The Vipp Limited Edition Yellow Cab Bathroom Collection
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57
Evocative Trash Art
Evocative Trash Art
Illuminated Newspaper on Steps of Madrid Stock Exchange
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56
Anti-Odor Garbage
Anti-Odor Garbage
Minus by Cem Tutuncuoglu Removes the Stink from your Bin
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55
Trashformations
Trashformations
The Sustainable Sky-Box is Made of Recycled Kitchen Sinks
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54
Garbage Crochet
Garbage Crochet
The Barkerbell Recycled VHS Tape Crochet Bag
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53
Scrap Sculptures
Scrap Sculptures
Jules P Creates Towering Animals Out of Trash
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52
Classy Water Gets Trashy
Classy Water Gets Trashy
Perrier Ads
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51
Aquarium Trash Bags
Aquarium Trash Bags
Playful Goldfish Garbage Sacks by Wieden & Kennedy
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50
Garbage Strollers
Garbage Strollers
Carriages Made of Trash (For Credit Crunch Babies?)
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49
Polka-Dotted Trash Bags
Polka-Dotted Trash Bags
Street Art for Awareness
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48
Wooden Scraps Sculptures
Wooden Scraps Sculptures
Using Trashed Furniture for Creative Public Displays
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47
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Eco-Art by El Anatsui
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46
Garbage Art
Garbage Art
Artist Turns Trash to Time Capsule
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45
Rabbit Garbage Bags
Rabbit Garbage Bags
MAQ Inc Makes Trash Cute
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44
Trash Collecting Jewelry
Trash Collecting Jewelry
Multifunctional Brooch Doubles as a Mini Garbage Bin
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43
Futuristic Trashcans
Futuristic Trashcans
Modular Recyling Bin by Dave Strydom Makes Conserving Easy
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42
Toys From Trash
Toys From Trash
Found Object Assemblage
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41
Garbage Seafood II
Garbage Seafood II
Guerrilla Campaign Packages Garbage as Seafood
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40
Trash Hat Editorials
Trash Hat Editorials
Crazy Fashions for 'Live From New York City' in V Magazine #61
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39
In-House Garbage Dumps
In-House Garbage Dumps
Glamorizing Dirty Living Environments
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38
Recycling Made Easy
Recycling Made Easy
Elegant Barcode Trashcan
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37
Expanding Garbage Can
Expanding Garbage Can
Growing Bin
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36
Building Bricks from Waste
Building Bricks from Waste
HYmini POLLIBricks Made of Your Old Garbage
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35
Crushable Trashcans
Crushable Trashcans
Sukwon & Sungwoo Park's Armstrong Bin Stomps Out Garbage
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34
Shoe Made of Garbage
Shoe Made of Garbage
Nike Trash Talk
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33
Graphic Garbage Trucks
Graphic Garbage Trucks
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Transforms Recycling Trucks
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32
Vintage Trashy Lighting
Vintage Trashy Lighting
Gilles Eichenbaum Recycles Kitchenware into Unusual Light Fixtures
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31
Recycled Cup Lights
Recycled Cup Lights
DIY Garbage Lamps
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30
Recycled Garbage Projections
Recycled Garbage Projections
Eco Shadow Sculpting
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29
Teen Makes Bags Out of Juice Boxes
Teen Makes Bags Out of Juice Boxes
Trash E-Fashions
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28
Solar Powered Trash Cans
Solar Powered Trash Cans
The 'Big Belly' Compacts Garbage Using Sun Energy
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27
Celebrities Removing Trash
Celebrities Removing Trash
Sophia Loren Wants to Clean Naples
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26
Trashy Home Decor
Trashy Home Decor
Smart Art Competition 2009 Makes Homey Waste Wonders
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25
Trashy Pin-Up Art
Trashy Pin-Up Art
Lorenzo Masnah Makes Pop Culture Garbage Into an Art Form
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24
Rubbish Shadow Art
Rubbish Shadow Art
Tim Nobles & Sue Webster's Trashtastic Masterpieces
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23
Beer Can Butterflies
Beer Can Butterflies
More Garbage as Art
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22
Garbage Dump Turned Eco-Theme Park
Garbage Dump Turned Eco-Theme Park
Ariel Sharon Park
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21
Garbage Bag Menswear
Garbage Bag Menswear
Les Hommes Spring 2010 Shows Shiny Suits and Sheer Separates
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20
Intelligent Trash Cans
Intelligent Trash Cans
Jongchul Kim Creates the Mint-Pass Rubbish Can
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19
Junk Chandeliers
Junk Chandeliers
Fancy Recycled Lighting Fixtures Turn Trashy Into Classy
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18
Reclaimed Mesh Jewelry
Reclaimed Mesh Jewelry
Ashley Winnington-Ball Makes Avant-Garde Accessories From Trash
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17
Garbage Inside Magazines
Garbage Inside Magazines
Fost Plus Anti-Litter Campaign Puts Trash in Your Mag
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16
Chic Trashcans
Chic Trashcans
Moving Waste Bin Design by Grace Youngeun Lee
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15
Orbiting Space Junk
Orbiting Space Junk
Images of Earth's Garbage Ring
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14
Celebs Made of Garbage
Celebs Made of Garbage
A-List Mosaic Makeover Portraits Are Pretty Trashy
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13
Cupcake Garbage Cans
Cupcake Garbage Cans
Disposable Waste Baskets Made of Recycled Paper
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12
Green Garbage Bins
Green Garbage Bins
Envi Trash Bin Doubles up as a Planter
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11
Furnishing Homes With Trash
Furnishing Homes With Trash
The Zweitsinn Project Makes Furniture from Garbage
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10
Garbage Bag Fashion
Garbage Bag Fashion
Michelle Jank's PonyStep Editorial Finds Beauty in Trash
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9
Recycling Garbage into Art
Recycling Garbage into Art
From Freaky Doll Chandeliers to Garbage Chairs
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8
Garbage Chic
Garbage Chic
Black Bin Bag Couture
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7
Soda Can Underwear
Soda Can Underwear
Trashy Lingerie
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6
Trashy Fashion
Trashy Fashion
Wearable Recycled Art From WalterWorks
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5
Trash Into Art
Trash Into Art
Amazing Beer Can Butterflies (UPDATE)
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4
3D Garbage Portraits
3D Garbage Portraits
Bernard Pras Makes Art from the Most Random Found Objects
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3
Trailer Wrap Makeovers
Trailer Wrap Makeovers
From Trash To Panache
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2
Clothes Made of Garbage
Clothes Made of Garbage
Trashy Fashion at Recycle Now Week
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1
Garbage Necklaces
Garbage Necklaces
Recycled Jewelry by Indregru Converts Trash to Treasures
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