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Recycling as Art in Mexico
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A chair made from a surfboard. An egg-carton lampshade. A table rendered from a road sign. A fruit-crate bookshelf. These are just few of the trash-to-treasure wonders that greet visitors to the entreamigos Centro Comunitario Educativo in San Pancho, Mexico.
Once a long-deserted milk processing plant, the building was acquired by entreamigos in 2009. Their quest to re-build it inspired the entire community, as children, artists, and ordinary citizens all joined together to re-erect it.
Today, the building is celebrated as a model of sustainable design in action--most notably in its use of natural and recycled materials. Now a busy community center, it hosts a library, computer lab, classrooms, a gym, an art gallery, eco-design workshops, and much more. Even as it has developed, its original mission remains: To unite an entire urban community around the quest for a greener, better world.