Marble ‘Art’ – London’s famous arch recreated with rubbish

The attraction is designed to show how much litter is dropped on the streets of Westminster each day.

Marble ‘Art’ – London’s famous arch recreated with rubbish

Who ever thought that rubbish could look so good? Source: AFP - Carl Court

A London Council has collaborated with an artist to recreate one of London’s most famous landmarks, Marble Arch out of trash – in an effort to highlight the issue of littering in the capital.

The replica arch is made entirely out of rubbish collected from Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Bond Street in just one day.

Westminster Council worked with its waste contractor Veolia and business group the New West End Company to commission the project, which is designed to show people how much litter is dropped on the streets of Westminster every day, despite the bins provided by the council.

Artist Miguel Romo, whose art projects have involved recycled and reclaimed objects, created the miniature arch on Saturday.

It will remain on public display beside the original monument until November 29.

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