Friday, December 10, 2010

Green Christmas

Given the ridiculous amount of bottled water the French drink, I'm glad to see that some of it is being put to good use in these Christmas trees installed in Place Andre Malraux in the 1st.  The project is the brainchild of Fabrice Peltier, founder of the Designpack Gallery which focuses on the art of packaging.  If you stop by the gallery, you can actually get your very own recycled bottle Christmas tree kit for just 69 euros of which 2 euros goes to support the World Wildlife Fund.  Plus the gallery is exceptionally open on Sundays through Christmas if your schedule does not permit you to get there during the week.

More than 5,000 bottles were used to create these trees.

Peltier's team also decorated the rue de Richelieu, a green alternative to Christmas lights.


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I was just there in those very spots one week ago... With the revolving colors of the cherub-adorned fountain and the green trees lit from within, the place is quite festive at night.

Great detail photos... my daughter immediately thought about Sprite bottles and making her own next year in the US.

Bon weekend,

Pepe Le Pew said...

Since this is an effort to recycle, I wonder if they're going to use the same trees next year.

Starman said...

Interesting. Not very pretty, but interesting.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have linked to this post of yours from my blog today (Dec 13). I thought that my readers would like to see the "day version"


Virginia said...

Great minds indeed! WEll you both beat me to it. I saw this tree last year and for some odd reason, didn't get a photo. If it's not been "recycled" in janvier, I'm going to have a go at it myself.

Cécile Qd9 said...

Wonderful !

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