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Glassblowing Techniques Turn Plastic Bottles Into Piggy Banks [Pics]

Glassblowing Techniques Turn Plastic Bottles Into Piggy Banks [Pics]
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Low-tech blow molding is used to turn discarded bottles into newly functional items.

by Emma Hutchings
  • 1 june 2012

Rhode Island-based designer Taylor McKenzie-Veal used blow molding to reshape discarded plastic bottles into piggy banks, creating new and useful items out of unwanted material.

By reiterating the original, high-tech manufacturing process of blow molding in a low-tech manner using basic tools and components, the empty bottle is converted into a vessel of value. In just minutes a small oven, an air compressor and a plywood mold are used to re-blow mold an empty bottle into a newly functional item.

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