Recycled Bathing Beauty, detail
Recycled Bathing Beauty, detail
Recycled Bathing Beauty, back
Recycled Bathing Beauty, detail
Recycled Bathing Beauty, materials
Photos by Sandrine Hahn

Plastic Bathing Beauty

No. 2 plastic detergent bottles create a wash of color!

The plastic from various colored detergent bottles was cut into circles and punched with two holes. Each piece was hand-sewn onto a vintage 1950s bathing suit and second-hand umbrella. This eco-friendly beachwear required 150 hours to create. Created in 2004.

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Recycle plastic at home and at work, visit Earth911.com to find a recycling center in your community.

Recycling #2 HDPE plastic consumes significantly less energy, generates considerably fewer greenhouse gases, and and produces less solid waste than does the production of virgin resins. Plastic is most commonly recycled into: carpet and clothing, new containers, plastic pipe, and plastic lumber (decks, benches, picnic tables).

Try to reduce the amount of plastic you purchase and reuse what you can!

Source: Environmental Projection Agency