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Latvia: Wacky and wet - Latvians put old milk cartons to better use01:26

Latvia: Wacky and wet - Latvians put old milk cartons to better use

Latvia, Jelgava
August 24, 2013 at 17:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Latvia: Wacky and wet - Latvians put old milk cartons to better use

Latvians in the town of Jelgava have taken their arts-and-crafts skills to the next level, building and racing large-scale boats using nothing but empty milk cartons. During the races, one boat set alight and burned on the water. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

Every August, the people of Jelgava upcycle thousands of used milk containers and fashion them into floating vessels as part of the Milk, Bread and Honey Festival. Prizes are given for the fastest, the most original and the funniest boat. When the festivities are over, the cartons get recycled so the circle can start again.

This year saw 40 teams in the competition, using around 45,000 empty milk cartons to construct boats with varying levels of success.

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Latvia: Wacky and wet - Latvians put old milk cartons to better use

Latvians in the town of Jelgava have taken their arts-and-crafts skills to the next level, building and racing large-scale boats using nothing but empty milk cartons. During the races, one boat set alight and burned on the water. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

Every August, the people of Jelgava upcycle thousands of used milk containers and fashion them into floating vessels as part of the Milk, Bread and Honey Festival. Prizes are given for the fastest, the most original and the funniest boat. When the festivities are over, the cartons get recycled so the circle can start again.

This year saw 40 teams in the competition, using around 45,000 empty milk cartons to construct boats with varying levels of success.

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