In a dystopian image of the future, a leading UK-based construction company has launched a project which involves reconstructing a number of iconic cityscapes and landmarks from around the world, to draw attentions to the growing problem of plastic waste and the need to recycle.
“Every day, in the news, we read more and more about the world’s recycling problem,” said London-based Berkeley Build, which specialises in luxury construction projects. Media attention for issues such as marine waste, plastics straws, or single-use plastics bags have raised awareness levels somewhat, but there is still a long way to go.
"What you perhaps don’t know, or struggle to visualise, is just how much an issue the population’s waste actually is,” Berkeley Build said. The company therefore opted to make a ‘statement’ of its own to address the problem. “When you see iconic landmarks ruined by uncontrollable waste, it certainly makes you think about the current climate,” it said.
In its latest project, Berkeley Build has reconstructed some of the iconic cityscapes and landmarks found in countries around the world using recyclable material.
The idea is to educate people on the types of products that can be recycled and to warn people about the consequences of their actions.
Among the cities and landmarks picked up by the group were the London Bridge skyline, New York and its skyscrapers and Paris’ Eiffel Tower. have been constructed out of recyclable waste .