Each episode of “Made By Destruction” follows the transformation of three objects from around the world as they are destroyed and then rebuilt to create some unexpected, and sometimes mind-blowing, results. A company in Germany collects milk from dairies and supermarkets to create a silk-like thread called “milk fiber,” which is then spun and sewn into stylish dresses. In Canada, plastic bags are recycled into new usable pellets that are then crushed into a powder and mixed with asphalt to pave roads. The resulting blend lowers the asphalt’s working temperature and its energy price tag.
Photocopiers are mined for their copper and recomposed into brass trumpets. Potatoes are shredded down to their starch and reformed into recycled egg cartons. Milk jugs are melted into plastic lumber and constructed into weatherproof park benches.
Recycling visionaries and chemistry wizards work hand in hand getting a second life out fridges giving a second chance to people in need. Dead batteries are being brought back to life to energize the world in a whole new way.
Inside a plastic bottle is an ultra-modern chair. Instead of rolling into oblivion, retired rubber tires roll into flowerpots. It's the perfect way to listen to Heavy Metal - a piece of steel bridge is resurrected into a turntable.
X-Ray film is mined and refined into gleaming pure silver coins. The last of the heart pine beams are being reclaimed from ruins and crafted into speaker cabinets. Carbon fiber bikes hit the road; recycled as Formula Lite racecars.
A new way to be immortalized rises out of the ashes when a departed loved one is transformed into a shimmering diamond. Skateboards jump the landfill and hit the wall as a mash up of cool tiles.
Miles of unwanted wire are refined into a lustrous bronze trophy. Decommissioned sails are collected, cut and crafted into distinctive tote bags. Joists and floorboards harvested for their old growth timber and repurposed into hand made guitars.
Foam coolers are melted into workable plastic and moulded into decorative frames. Cell phones are mined for their precious metals and minted into engagement rings. Wind turbine blades are broken down to fiberglass flakes and repurposed into sleek powerboats.
Old TV sets are mined and spun off into high-end copper pots. Sour milk is processed into protein powder, woven into yarn then styled into dairy based cocktail dresses. Plastic bags are melted into asphalt additive then paved into energy efficient highways.