Recycled Amusement

Transforming water bottles in a park where kids can learn


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About the project Edit

Initiated by Bruno Tusingwire, Recycled Amusement is a park for children in the slums of Kamapala built entirely with recycled plastic bottles.

The design gives the children a physiological and emotional lift through recreation, and the inventive use of materials such as plastic bottles gives children and communities as a whole a new way to think about the environment that surrounds them.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Recycled Amusement is an eco-art project. It is art created with an environmental mindset. It is a low-cost and imaginative way to create a place for children to play and be creative.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Recycled Amusement was recognized in 2012 when it won the first City 2.0 prize awarded by TED. This prize brought attention to his project and could give ideas to other people who want to replicate his project in their communities.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Formerly a gallery artist, Mr. Tusingwire decided to use art as a way to directly engage with communities when he realized Uganda was very strongly affected by poverty and pandemic diseases.

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