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Source: Recycled Island Foundation

One European City Made A Floating Park Entirely From Recycled Plastic Waste

By Koty Neelis

Many assume all trash ends up in a landfill or unfortunately, in our oceans, but in one European city they're turning the city's plastic debris into something their community can actually use - a floating, public park.

Recycled Park is a floating park in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, made entirely out of recycled plastic collected from the same river its now floating in. Not only is it a unique space for the community to visit, but the floating park also cleans the Nieuwe Maas River, stopping plastics from the city before they make their way towards the ocean.

Almost five years in the making, from designing the park to recovering plastic, turning it into something new, and raising funds, Recycled Island Foundation finally debuted the park prototype earlier this month on July 4th.