He talks trash with Jackie Chan

Upcycling company Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang worked with the Hong Kong action star to create a mobile trash recycling and manufacturing plant

The mobile, solar-powered Trashpresso (above, in Qinghai) converts trash into solid, hexagonal tiles (left). The machine was the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang.
Miniwiz Founder Arthur Huang, on his reaction when the actor called him up. He is seen here with upcycled creations from his upcycling companyPHOTOS: MINIWIZ, NG SOR LUAN
The mobile, solar-powered Trashpresso (above, in Qinghai) converts trash into solid, hexagonal tiles (left). The machine was the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang.
The mobile, solar-powered Trashpresso (above, in Qinghai) converts trash into solid, hexagonal tiles. The machine was the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang.PHOTOS: MINIWIZ, NG SOR LUAN
The mobile, solar-powered Trashpresso (above, in Qinghai) converts trash into solid, hexagonal tiles (left). The machine was the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang.
The mobile, solar-powered Trashpresso converts trash into solid, hexagonal tiles (above). The machine was the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang.PHOTOS: MINIWIZ, NG SOR LUAN

Construction tiles are usually crafted from porcelain, ceramic and even cork, but Taiwan-based upcycling company Miniwiz has made them from plastic bottles and fabric waste that have been shredded, melted and moulded into solid hexagonal pieces.

They are made by the company's new mobile trash recycling and manufacturing plant called the Trashpresso.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'He talks trash with Jackie Chan'. Subscribe