Trash to Treasure

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We love seeing ingenuity to re-route potential trash from landfills to fabulous projects. Using everyday drinking straws, Italian artist Francesca Pasquali creates beautiful wall-installation landscapes (shown above). And students at Newcastle University in England recently built a pop-up cafe, with walls and chairs made up of recycled cardboard and plastic bottles. In Amsterdam, architects used the unlikely and ubiquitous shipping tool Рthe pallet Рto create a chic office space for a Dutch branding agency, complete with desks, dividing walls, risers and stairs, bringing character and interest to the white space.