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These Public Benches Help Save Water for Mumbai Parks

Adele Peters

Made from recycled plastic, these benches capture rainwater through a design that looks like an antique sofa. They're beginning to be used in Mumbai parks, where they can store up to 1,500 liters of water to irrigate gardens long after monsoon season is over. It's an interesting way to take a little pressure off the public water supply and give public furniture another use.

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