Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

Interesting Ways To Recycle Shipping Containers

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those shipping containers at their end of their lives? Did you think they were melted down and turned into something more useful? Well, in some instances, that is probably true. However, there are people out there with more creative recycling ideas, and we’re going to take a look at some of them today.

Residential accommodation

Believe it or not, some people have managed to turn shipping containers into budget accommodation. We all want to remain as environmentally friendly as possible these days, and that’s a fantastic concept. There’s more than enough room for someone to lay their head.

Cafes and restaurants

There is a cafe company in Australia that decided to use 40ft shipping containers for their premises. The idea proved a real hit with locals, and the business has gone from strength to strength. There are also some restaurants in America that follow the same premise.

Children’s homes

There is a severe lack of orphanages in Africa, and that’s because it cost so much to build. However, some smart people in South Africa decided they could solve the problem with shipping containers. Indeed, 28 of them were used to create one particular establishment.

If you want to learn more about the use of shipping containers in the modern world, just take a look at the infographic. It’s vital we don’t waste opportunities to recycle items like that in the future. So, put your mind to work and see if you can come up with any brilliant concepts.

 


Infographic Produced By Shipping Containers Victoria

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