Trashy hotel

LAST UPDATED: 27 Jan, 2011 @ 21:54
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Trashy hotel

A HOTEL made entirely out of rubbish has opened in Madrid.

Over 12 tonnes of debris recovered from Europe’s beaches was transformed into a five-bedroom hotel in the Plaze de Callao.

It was designed and created by German artist HA Schult to highlight the environmental damage being caused to beaches all over the continent.

Schult said it was a warning of how things could look if we don’t look after our coastlines.

“I created the Beach Garbage Hotel because the oceans of our planet are the biggest garbage dump,” he explained.

The aim of the hotel is to sharply contrast how the tourism industry portrays popular holiday destinations and draw attention to the huge amount of waste caused by mass tourism.

You can actually stay at the hotel, however guests only come via competition on Facebook.

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