Brazilian Trash Pickers Make Beautiful Furniture from Cans

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In São Paulo, designers created a mobile foundry that melts down cans collected by the city's catadores and transforms the aluminum into unique furniture. The foundry runs on vegetable oil collected from local cafes.

In São Paulo, designers created a mobile foundry that melts down cans collected by the city's catadores and transforms the aluminum into unique furniture. The foundry runs on vegetable oil collected from local cafes.

This Mobile Foundry Roams The Streets, Creating Furniture From Garbage And Vegetable Oil | Co.Exist

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