January 25, 2011

Beach Garbage Hotel in Madrid Opens to Raise Ocean Pollution Awareness

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Would you want to stay in a hotel made of garbage?

The Beach Garbage Hotel has opened in Madrid. The walls are covered with garbage that has washed up from tides on European beaches. The BBC reports:

German artist Ha Schult built the five-bedroom hotel in the central Plaza de Callao as part of the city's hosting of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur).

Schult said he hoped to draw attention to the massive amount of waste generated by mass tourism in Europe.

"I created the Beach Garbage Hotel because the oceans of our planet are the biggest garbage dump," he told the AFP news agency.

If we had to reside with our garbage on our walls at home, we might produce less. 

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