A French artist turns plastic waste into flowers

STORY: This isn't a real flower

These life-like blossoms

are made with recycled plastic waste

Location: Paris, France

They're the work of artist William Amor

who says it took him 15 years

to finesse his intricate technique

He uses plastic bottles and cigarette butts

that he collects off the streets of Paris

(William Amor, Artist)

“Each flower is made of a discarded plastic bag, material which I stumble upon, which I clean and sort out and which I will shape. Here, we see a piece made of everyday rubbish, here it's fishing nets shaped into pearls. Each fiber was used to shape into the flower's stamen.”

Amor says his artistic endeavor is a

small-scale effort to reduce plastic waste