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Mobile Foundry Gives Recyclers a Creative Income Stream | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

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melting aluminum cans

The duo behind Studio Swine made an improvised mobile foundry to smelt the aluminum from the cans. They then pressed locally-found objects into sand found at a nearby construction site to make molds. After pouring the liquid aluminum into the molds, the team had created interestingly-shaped stool seats. Each stool requires around 60 cans to produce. This may sound like a lot, but a catadore can collect thousands of cans in one workday.

swine city recycled can stools

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