Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dumpster Dive


The summer of 2010 has been one of the hottest summers ever. During these times, most folks escape to the beach or a local pool for relief. But what about people who don't have access to a car to get to a beach or a pool? Enter the Dumpster Pool.

Throughout this summer in NYC there have been 4 reconfigured old trash dumpsters roaming around the city disgusted as pools. The creator of the pools wanted to figure out a way to reuse underutilized materials to spur urban renewel.

What a great idea. This dude not only figured out a great way to recycle something that people would usually just discard but he's also providing a resource to the community.

Brown Tip

Find ways to reuse items in your neighborhood. You can reuse tires as planters, old cans for arts and crafts for children, or donate old tools to a local church or community organization.

4 comments:

bonnab said...

Hmmm.....how safe/sanitary is that?

Kawana Cohen-Hopkins said...

It's actually pretty safe because they clean the dumpster and re-coat the inside of the dumpster with a water resistant coating, so it's like stepping on new plastic. The outside of the dumpster is also cleaned, stropped down and re-painted.

Urban Journey said...

I actually had the pleasure of partaking in a midnight swim party at my friends place in Brooklyn. It is very safe and some of the dumpsters were even new. What a great way to push the limits of adaptive reuse.

Keep up the blogs Kawana...

{Ms. P} said...

Cool...and a great way to stay cool while you 'go green'.