- Arts and Design
From Cans Become Valuable Things
Do you like drink beer? Not only beer but we usually consume soft drink from the cans. This time I want to talk about cans. We can found cans around us as a garbage. It classified into the category of dry garbage. The first I will remind us about the garbage category. There are two categories of garbage, dry garbage (non-organic waste) and wet garbage(organic waste)
Related the topic I'll describe about non organic waste. Non-organic garbage or dry waste came from non-organic compounds derived from natural resources are not renewable such as minerals and petroleum, or from industrial processes. For example glass bottles, plastic, plastic bags, cans, and metal. Some non-organic waste can not be described by natural and others can be described in a very long time.
How long the dry garbage can be described? Plastic around 50 –
80 years, Aluminum around 80 –
100 years. Most of aluminum cans made through a process that requires many energy. Trash cans can be recycled to melt and make the stem aluminum as a base for new products. Then we can saving the energy, pollution can be reduced, and the source of bauxite, lime and soda as a material aluminum base can be saved.
Are there solution for the cans garbage?
I think everyday millions people consume drink from cans. And most of us throw away those cans. There is a problem when this cans can not reused. Beside it reuse as an aluminum base in the factory. There is a green solution. We can use recycle. Recycle means recycling. Cans waste can be made crafts. Cans waste often end up in dustbin, if we can managed creatively, cans can be a valuable art work. We just need creativity to made crafts from tin can.
Sandy Sanderson, an artists from New Zealand
There is a man who dedicate him self to make a beautiful cars from aluminum cans. His name is Sandy Sanderson, he is totally great cans artist from Hamilton, New Zealand. After breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident, he need something to do to make his busy. And the best choice is make a building model cars from aluminum Cans. He made this toy cars very detail. His toy car absolutely fantastic and some of the car required over 30 cans.
He also use super glue, galvanised wire, electrical cable, washers, aluminum tubing and a few pins from a sewing kit. We can see the detail of his toy car. It can be seen from tyre valves, wheel nuts, suspension components, foot pedals, brake hoses, lights, switches, hand brake and gear lever, carburettors with fuel lines, oil filler, and exhaust system. All about that we can see in the real car. And he made the dream of car into the reality.
With scales 1:10. We can see his craft very beautiful and good in touch. The good news is he sell his craft and we can pay for that through paypal. For me his art work like a miniature of the real car. Please take a look the picture below.