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Giant GUNDAM Mecha Head Is Made Entirely from Recycled Plastic – Nerdist

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Huge Mecha Head Is Made Completely from Recycled Plastic

You do not require psychic powers to understand Earth deals with a significant contamination issue. Even non-newtypes can see something should be done. If we do not begin discovering methods to recycle products we so quickly include garbage dumps, particularly single usage items, we’re going to have larger issues than excessive trash. The sort of issues that put the entire world at threat. That severe truth motivated a brand-new job from Bandai. For 6 months the business asked fans to recycle plastic runners. They’re the frame molding that features their antiques and have no genuine usage beyond their single function. Rather of winding up in garbage dumps, Bandai changed all those pieces into an environmentally friendly art display. And the program’s huge plastic head might– fittingly– result in conserving Earth in the future.

A side view of Banda's giant 1:1 scale Gundam head made of recycled plastic
Bandai Namco

The Gundam Recycling Job, arranged by Bandai Namco, asked fans to position single-use plastic runners into approximately 190 bins positioned around Japan. In overall the job gathered almost a lots of runners. That’s a lots of prospective trash that is now something gorgeous. As Bandai utilized an “sophisticated innovation” to turn all those pieces “into brand-new plastic design items through chemical recycling.”

A front view of Banda's giant 1:1 scale Gundam head made of recycled plastic
Bandai Namco

Those runners are now part of a Gundam toy recycling occasion (which we initially learnt more about at DesignTAXI). And the display’s star piece is an enormous 1:1 scale reproduction of a Gundam mecha’s head. It includes approximately 3,000 pieces and appears like a rainbow of colors arranged into a powerful robotic.

The program, held at Sankaku Hiroba Triangle Square in Shinjuku, likewise includes other display screens made from the recycled runners. That consists of “Naked Flowers” by artist Ryotaro Muramatsu. And “Plastic Hermitage” by artist Yoichi Ochiai.

These pieces are considerably much better than including a lots of trash to our contamination issue. The genuine pledge of this task is what it might indicate for the future. The procedure utilized to melt the runners down into a various sort of plastic may one day be utilized to make other products. That will remove waste. And it may likewise assist avoid the production of more.

Even if those products will not look as cool as this Gundam head, they will still be simply as cool.

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