In a small town of Câmara de Lobos, Madeira island, Portugal, some members of the cultural association called Teatro Metaphora – associação de amigos das artes, were busy preparing for the São Pedro festival. They made steampunk street decoration out of used washing machine drum which will light the street during the festivity.
Some of the drums were donated by owners and some were taken from the street as city garbage. in the beginning, they targeted for 100 used drums but somehow they managed to collect 133 used washing machines in about 6 months.
As a matter of fact, one of the objectives of the cultural association to create those street decorations for the festival is to promote the environmental health and responsible usage of materials.