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Plastic gold is jewellery made out of recycled plastic bottles

Salnot works with Saharawi refugees, living in camps in the Sahara desert in Algeria.

By Bonnie Alter - Source: http://www.treehugger.com
Photo © Florie Salnot

Photo © Florie Salnot

Florie Salnot makes beautiful necklaces and jewellery out of plastic gold. That’s recycled plastic bottles, to those in the know.

She has developed a way to make good looking jewellery out of old plastic bottles. Who would ever be able to tell?

Photo © Florie Salnot

Photo © Florie Salnot

Salnot works with Saharawi refugees, living in camps in the Sahara desert in Algeria. Obviously they have very little. They use the simplest of implements: plastic bottles, sand and some paint. She works with them to design pieces that could be exported and sold in the west. The aesthetic is inspired by the Saharawi traditional style but she has moved it beyond the ethnic jewellery category.

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