10 Biggest And Most Impressive Eco or Recycled Sculptures

We give you a compilation of the 10 largest and most impressive Eco or Recycled statues and sculptures

Discover in the following pages 10 of the biggest monuments meant to stand out and raise awareness (not just through an imposing size) into bringing a positive change to our ecosystem.

Eco sculptures are usually built to make a statement and have an environmental impact.  

What does it represent? Ocean Atlas is the largest underwater sculpture. It’s an exquisite representation of the massive Greek titan Atlas.

Size – It weighs 60 tons and measures 18 feet (5.5 m) in height.

Environmental impact – Fish and fauna overcrowd the Bahamian reefs. One of this impressive artwork’s roles is to double as an artificial coral reef, thus attracting fish and other life forms to colonize the sculpture.

Ocean Atlas 2 - Bahamas

Placement & Time: Bahamas Islands waters; 2014

Artist: Jason deCaires Taylor

Ocean Atlas - Bahamas

Jason Taylor is the world’s most renowned underwater sculptor. He opened the first such amazing and cool museum for public view back in 2006. Below, you can watch a short movie, demonstrating his awesome talent and dedication to his work into the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park.



What does it represent? As the name states it, it’s one of the most awesome castles in the world, only made from tetra packets of milk. What’s outstanding about it is that it’s made entirely out of recycled materials.

Size – 95 ft. 1″ (29 m) length; 46 ft. 1″ (14.07 m) width; 22 ft. 11″ (7 m) height

Environmental impact – Raising environmental awareness and rethinking how and what we use.

Milk Cartons Castle 3 - Spain - 2010

50 000 milk cartons sourced by local elementary school children compose this cool and amazing monument. In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records declared the project result as being “world’s largest sculpture made from recycled materials”.

Milk Cartons Castle 2 - Spain - 2010

With an open roof to create day lit patterns, it offers visitors a huge area to explore. So, milk cartons, glue and staples were the only tools used to build it.

Milk Cartons Castle - Spain - 2010

Placement & Time: Granada, Spain; 2010

Artist: A student within Granada’s Architecture University (Facultad de Arquitectura de Granada)



What does it represent? This pretty cool Eco sculpture of a bear is exactly what its name suggests – a wild animal made out of natural materials.

Size – 9 ft. (2.74 m)

The Bear - Ben

It has been built entirely from resources easily found in the forest. Its creator, a senior student at West Virginia University first creates a miniature prototype which he uses during the entire project as basis for size and shape control. He then sets up the frame structure by hammering branches into the ground and erecting them to support the result’s weight.

The Bear 2 - Ben

To this foundation he ties grapevines together and then fills it up with leaves and hay. Easy-breezy, right?! Below you can watch the making of “The Bear” in the movie.

Placement & Time: West Virginia, USA; 2014

Artist: Ben Gazsi

Recently, he has unveiled his first Eco sculpture, a bird, to the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Awesome, right?!



What does it represent? These are three huge fishes that appear to come out of the sand. At night, they lit up to illuminate their proximity.

Environmental impact – Raising awareness on sustainable development, waste management and recycling through the “Recycle your attitude” slogan.

Fish Sculptures 2 - Brazil - 2012

Abandoned plastic bottles shape these statues.

Fish Sculptures 3 - Brazil - 2012

The fishes were to celebrate the conclusions of UN’s Rio +20 Conference – solutions for reducing poverty, advancing social equity and ensuring environmental protection.

Fish Sculptures - Brazil - 2012

Placement & Time: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2012

Artist: Part of a UN Conference (Rio +20)

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Written with love and coolness by on November 10, 2014 in World's Biggest Things
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