Glass cubes filled with tetra packs and empty soft drink cans may soon serve as street furniture for the residents of Hyderabad, if a pilot project gets the green signal.
These 'Waste Cubes' recycled from scrap, will be showcased at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will be held in Hyderabad from November 28 to November 30.
The pilot project, undertaken by Bamboo House India, seeks to showcase how the recycling of scrap can be put to functional use in public spaces, besides being just street art.
The company used metal anglers and 8 mm toughened glass, to ensure that the cubes don't get broken or damaged.
The cubes were filled with tetra pak waste, empty chips packets and soft drink and beer cans, besides pet bottles and other dry waste.
The company said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's (GHMC) Sanitation Department helped the team with collecting and segregating dry waste, that was required to make the furniture.
“The entire venue of the GES is being decorated with scrap and recycled material in tune with Swachh Bharat Mission. This initiative is being supported by GHMC West Zone Zonal Commissioner Hari Chandana Dasari,” Prashant Lingam, one of the founders of the company said
"Hope the cubes send a signal to the citizens of the city about the urgent need to reuse and recycle," he added.
The company had recently also made other furniture with the recycled waste, including a set of chairs.
In July this year, the company worked with the GHMC to build a ‘Give and Share' centre near Shilparamam in Madhapur, that was made out of recycled plastic bottles
In May, the company had built its own "recycled" bus stop, made entirely out of plastic bottles, at Swaroopnagar colony in Uppal.
Bamboo House India constructs eco-friendly houses – not made of bricks, cement and steel, but entirely made out of bamboo.
Besides promoting sustainable living, the houses also provide employment to several farmers and artisans, who are involved in the process, from growing the crop, to building the structure.
The company's website can be found here.