Glassphemy: Smash Bottles, Release Emotions And Save The Planet

Glassphemy: Smash Bottles, Release Emotions And Save The Planet

An innovative creation makes recycling exciting.

Naresh Kumar
  • 14 may 2010

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Developer David Belt and his company, Macro Sea have created Glassphemy, a glass recycling project which, in their own words, is a “psychological recycling experiment”. Under this project, a 20-foot-by-30-foot clear box, with high walls made of steel and bulletproof glass were installed. People stand on a high platform at one end of the box and hurl glass bottles at others who are safely tucked away behind bulletproof glass. As the bottles smash, artfully designed lights, activated by the vibration and sound of the bottles breaking, flash. The shards of glass collected will be then recycled on site.

Belt says that recycling had become boring and they tried to make it more exciting by saving the environment as well as helping people release their pent up anger (by allowing them to break bottles). Glassphemy will officially open on May 20 to invited guests.

Macro Sea Glassphemy

[via NY Times]


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