When sports and athletic apparel retail giant Nike opened its concept store in China earlier this year, it took the idea of recycling to a whole new level. The Shanghai store, which was designed by the Taiwan-based architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development, is called the Nike X158 Hyper Nature - and it's made completely out of trash.
Among the items used to construct the building are:
- More than 50,000 used CDs and DVDs
- More than 5,000 drink cans
- 2,000 post-consumer recycled water bottles, which were used to make nearly 7,000 feet of tension cables