The Lansing City Hall in Lansing, Mich. recently hosted a recycled art exhibit and fashion show. Many local artists contributed artwork created from trash and other found items. Purses created from recycled plastic bags and can tabs, sculptures made from chip bags and fast food cups, and a motorcycle created from washing machine parts lined the lobby of city hall.
Using recycled items is a trend spreading throughout the country and Great lakes region. Companies as well as individuals are beginning to catch on, making recycled items profitable and keeping more trash out of the landfills.