The Blog Aquatic » (POP)culture http://blog.oceanconservancy.org News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:32:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 1500 Plastic Bottles Equals One Shade Canopy in Lincoln, Nebraska http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/07/10/1500-plastic-bottles-equals-one-shade-canopy-in-lincoln-nebraska/ http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/07/10/1500-plastic-bottles-equals-one-shade-canopy-in-lincoln-nebraska/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:53:37 +0000 Guest Blogger http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=1555

This is how beautiful and practical 1,500 plastic soda bottles can be. This canopy installation — called “(POP)culture” and designed by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture — up-cycles soda bottles into a colorful shade that reads as a sky full of colorful flowers. The bottles hang from a frame and, presumably, undulate in the breeze as you sit underneath sipping your favorite beverage.

At Ocean Conservancy we work every day to create a movement for Trash Free Seas — from helping organize beach cleanups around the world, to performing scientific research on marine debris, to helping reduce trash at its source. This is a beautiful example of that ethos at work — making trash too valuable to toss.

More photos after the break

Found on The Fox is Black.

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