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Artist Creates Animal Sculptures From Trash To Draw Attention To Waste Production

And he is successfully getting that message across! Portuguese artist, Artur Bordalo, has created an art series, 'Big Trash Animals,' that has been so successful in achieving his goals in drawing attention to waste production locally that he's now going global! 

From the USA to Estonia and Tahiti. Bordalo scavenges his materials from waste that was dumped in the area, which, sadly, has proven to be less than difficult. And from that trash, he creates his magnificent sculptures.

In Bordalo's own words, "I belong to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of "waste" and unused objects is also at its highest. "Waste" is quoted because of its abstract definition: "one man's trash is another man's treasure". I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness."

See some of his work below! You can also check out his website and follow on Instagram

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Smart Bear 'Bribes' Guard Dog with Bones So It Can Dig Through Family's Trash

'Just pay off the dog' proves to be an effective strategy for bear snacks. @JesseNeon's dog gets free bones. Bear gets free trash. @JesseNeon gets to clean up. There's a clear loser in this exchange.

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A Theme Park In France Trained Birds To Clean Up Trash In Exchange For Food

The Puy du Fou theme park in western France put some new employees in the field: six trained rooks, members of the crow family, picking up small pieces of paper and cigarette butts in exchange for food. Corvids, the family of birds that includes crows and ravens, are incredibly intelligent creatures. They have been known use tools, solve complex puzzles and plan for the future. Via: NPR

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Artist Converts Trash To Beautiful Animal Street Art

One man's trash is another man's treasure, especially if it ends up in the hands of Bordalo II. Bordalo II is a Portuguese street artist who specializes in breathing new life into junk he finds on the streets. Here is a collection of his beautiful animal art. 

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Thanks Montville, New Jersey residents for your delicious trash buffet.