Anyone who rides public transportation is already travelling in an environmentally friendly way, but the MetroCards (or Metro Passes in some cities) still need to find a way to be recycled. Enter artist Stephen Shaheen who has created an incredible bench design using 5,000 MetroCards.
Environmental design in the Metrobench
Stephen’s bench is made with a steel frame, but everything else is pure MetroCard. The 5,000 cards that Shaheen collected took around a week to be attached to the frame and complete the design. Although 5,000 cards seems like a huge number to recycle, the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) prints 170 million of the MetroCards every year – and most of those probably do not get recycled.
To see more of Stephen Shaheen’s work, visit his official site at this link.