A UK design studio is utilising Brazil’s successful aluminium can recycling program to create furniture.

In 2009, Brazil recycled 198,800 tonnes of can scrap, which works out to a 98.2 per cent recycling rate. Over 80 per cent of this recycling is collected by independent waste collectors known as catadores who pull handmade carts along the streets. In 2010, the Business Commitment for Recycling (CEMPRE)…