Kaliningrad garbage exhibition delights visitors

This Russian exhibition is all about garbage

LOCATION: Kaliningrad, Russia

Sculptures, musical instruments, robots and costumes...

All are made from garbage

The event aims to promote recycling among locals

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CREATOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT "GREEN DEAL", OLEG PAUKOV, SAYING:"People want to throw the garbage away and that's it. We do not need it and we do not want to see it. And here (in the garbage museum) we see what can be made out of garbage. Not only figurines from garbage are presented here, but there are master classes, enterprises with equipment that show how garbage is melted, how this raw material is pressed for subsequent processing."

Kaliningrad has a poorly developed recycling infrastructure

In Russia, only 7% of waste is recycled

and about 90% of it is stored in landfills

Source: Greenpeace

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MUSEUM VISITOR, SVETLANA SOROKINA, SAYING:"This is a very good idea, I think it is very good. Because our garbage is not really used in a proper way. And this is very important, it is very important that the planet is not polluted for our grandchildren."

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