Canstruction® is an annual design competition and food charity in New York City. Over 25 teams of architects, engineers and contractors compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. They are then on view to the public until dismantled and donated to City Harvest. Admission is free, but visitors are asked to bring a can of high quality food.
If you’re in the NYC area, check out the exhibit November 2 – 14 at the World Financial Center Complex.
2011 sneaker that weighed more than a ton
2011 replica of Alexander McQueen’s Lady Gaga high heels (made from 3,600 cans)
Recycling is great for the environment, but it’s hardly creative. What if you could prevent tin cans from ending up in landfills, have a blast working on handmade projects and get some snazzy decor out of the deal? That’s where upcycling comes in! Before you toss that empty coffee container in the blue bin, take a look at these upcycled tin can crafts from Pinterest. You might get inspired. (And not just because you’re hopped up from all that coffee!)