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Recycled Rim Mega Sculptures

The W'eel Turtle is Made Out of 2,000 Wheel Rims

— June 12, 2010 — Eco
This giant turtle, called the 'W'eel Turtle,' is located in Dunseith, North Dakota and made out of 2,000 wheel rims! Created by George Gottbrecht, it is truly a creative way to save the planet.

It's funny how Gottbrecht did not simply go to a car graveyard and get 2,000 wheel rims; instead, he saved up all those rims himself. If you get a chance to see the 'W'eel Turtle' during Christmas time, I say go for it--the turtle will have a Santa Clause hat on it!
Trend Themes
1. Recycled Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring the use of unconventional materials and repurposing waste to create unique and eco-friendly art installations.
2. Sustainability - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing innovative ways to promote and encourage recycling and waste reduction, such as creating large-scale sculptures from recycled materials.
3. Eco-tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Capitalizing on the growing interest in eco-friendly travel by showcasing large-scale recycled art installations as attractions for tourists and visitors.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating sustainable practices and materials into the creation of artwork, opening up new possibilities for environmentally conscious artistry.
2. Waste Management - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing advanced recycling technologies and systems to efficiently handle and repurpose different types of waste materials, including vehicle parts like wheel rims.
3. Tourism and Travel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating unique and environmentally focused tourist destinations by integrating eco-friendly art installations like the 'W'eel Turtle' as key attractions.
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