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Turning Mudgee’s waste into art

Calling all local artists! The Mid-Western Regional Council is currently asking individuals and groups to get creative with their waste and turn it into a masterpiece for the Waste 2 Art competition.

The annual event is a celebration of the re-use and recycling of waste across the Netwaste region through arts and crafts. It aims to challenge the way we look at waste while also giving aspiring and professional artists the chance to get creative.

Individuals, community members, artists and schools who currently reside in the NetWaste region are all invited to take part by turning waste into an art form of their choice.

Each year the Waste 2 Art challenge focuses on a different theme, with this year’s theme being “Plastic Bags and Soft Plastic Packaging”. This can serve as inspiration for creative works, however any recyclable material can be used as long as it demonstrates the re-use and recycling of waste.

The most inspiring work from each section in all categories will receive a prize and winning entries will be eligible for entry into the Regional Waste to Art competition.

There is plenty of time to start thinking about your creations, with entries open until 5pm on Monday, 15 May 2017.

Exhibition entries are to be delivered to The Stables, Mudgee on Thursday, 18 May between 10am and 4pm.

Those who don’t want to enter can still join in on the event by heading along to the exhibition at the Stables on Saturday 20 May from 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 21 May from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The official opening and award presentation will take place on Saturday 20 May at midday.

For further details about the event and to register visit – http://www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/Community-Services/Culturalservices/waste-to-art-2017/

 

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National Recycling Week – Everything from Cardboard to Reading Glasses

National Recycling Week is coming up in the week starting November 7, and that means it’s time for Mudgee residents to step up to the mark and get serious about what they can do to “reduce, reuse and recycle”!

Before you throw anything away it’s important to think about whether or not it can be used again for some other purpose, because as they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

We should all know by now that most glass, plastic and paper are recyclable, but did you know that you can recycle just about anything, right through to your old reading glasses?

Most people who use glasses probably have an old pair or two lying around the house, and while you may not want them anymore, they may be extremely valuable to others in the world who can’t afford to buy new glasses.

Lion Clubs International have made it one of their global missions to collect old reading glasses, which are then passed on to a centre that cleans and sorts the old glasses and then sends them on to people in need in developing countries.

To recycle your old reading glasses and give them away to a good cause, contact the Lions Club and they will be able to let you know the best way to donate them.

All sorts of glasses are needed, whether they are prescription or reading, so do the right thing and recycle, and help a great cause at the same time.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the glasses recycling project you can visit www.lionsclubs.org.au. Or if you’re just after more information about general recycling in Mudgee, click here.