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10 awe-Inspiring Recycled Artworks

Please Don't dump it, recycle it! Recycled Art is not only beautiful, but also helps in reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from land-filling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production. Here is a list of 10 awe-inspiring Recycled Artworks by some very talented artists.

#1 Fish Bottle Sculpture
As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

image: orble / thisiscolossal

#2 Giant Elephant sculpture
French design team have taken recycling to an extreme by building a gigantic mechanical elephant sculpture using over 45 tons of Recycled wood and steel. The robotic sculpture can carry up to 49 passengers at a time on a 45-minute walk.

image: dailymail

#3 Recycled Artwork by Andrew Chase
Andrew Chase is an photographer and Recycled Sculpture Artist who creates awe inspiring artwork with metal.

image: andrewchase

#4 Recycled Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime transformed from 100% Recycled materials. The 37 foot replica, built in Bejing, is made from parts of scrapped mini vans and motorcycles.

image: dadsbigplan

#5 Art by Erika Iris Simmons
Erika Iris Simmons specializes in using cassettes to create absolutely unique artworks which feature famous people or team like Beatles, Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson.

image: iri5

#6 Driftwood horses Sculpture
Heather Jansch specializes in using Driftwood to creates awe inspiring horses

image: heatherjansch

#7 Bicycle Sculpture
Bicycle sculpture from Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Australia

Image: Harvey Schiller

#8 Tyre Art by Wim Delvoye
John Boyd Dunlop must be a happy man up there if he sees this artwork by Wim Delvoye.

image: Delvoye

#9 Hard drives Artwork by Miguel Rivera
Miguel Rivera turn Old Hard Drives into Sculpted Cars, Bikes, Robots

image: trendhunter

#10 Giant Lantern made of Recycled Plastic Bottles
In the spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival, the Hong Kong Tourism Board brought a giant lantern to Victoria Park at Causeway Bay. Named "Rising Moom", this huge structure is made of recycled plastic bottle and flashing LEDs.

image: simpledreamer

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