People are doing lovely things with trash these days, and whether you call it junk, garbage, rubbish or recyclable material it’s most likely something that can be upcycled and given a new life.
Composting, paper pulping, reusing bottles both glass and plastic in numerous ways are just a few quick examples of what people can do with their trash besides send it off to the landfill. However, I bet you never thought of turning that plastic junk into a pair of shoes!
That’s exactly what the three guys behind Your Shoes Are Rubbish, namely Charles Duffy, William Gubbins, and Billy Turvey, have done with plastic litter they collected along England’s coasts and the banks of the Thames river, creating a rather cool looking pair of paint splattered low top sneakers out of the plastic waste:
Our shoes may not be made out of rubbish yet, but someday soon this will be one more use for recycled plastics, and another eco-friendly way to create rubber from our everyday trash.