My name is Thomas Dambo. I’m a Danish artist and my mission is to draw our attention to positive things we can do with trash.


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This week I made a swan out of approximately 300 recycled plastic buckets. It is a commission for the Nordic Council. It took 4 months for the Council to collect enough of plastic buckets from their cafeteria for my 4-meter big sculpture.

These plastic buckets were used to contains different types of food: fish, yoghurt, ketchup, etc. I think the cafeteria serves around 100 employees. I believe there are a lot of cafeterias like this in the world. I hope my art will inspire people to do the same.

More info: thomasdambo.com

The making of

Finished swan