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Pollution: that’s what floats this man’s boat


Pollution: that’s what floats this man’s boat

A Brazilian has made a floating home out of waste in a bid to raise awareness of the environment

Sergio Queiroz

On a rubbish-filled river in Rio de Janeiro, passers-by look in awe as Luiz Fernando Barreto floats atop the home he has assembled from scrap wood, plastic and metal.

Known locally as “Luiz Bispo”, the 55-year-old, who considers himself an artist and philosopher, even has a swimming pool and van on board.

“I have an incredible personal satisfaction knowing that I built it with recycled material,” he said from inside his vessel, with windows made from old wardrobes...

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