Eve Kirkwood Brisbane May 30, 2012

Our municipality provides each household with a waste bin and a comingled recycling bin (paper, glass, plastics, and metals). On average 30% of everything that is thrown into household waste bins can be recycled. Our big aim at the moment is to reduce this figure.

My idea is to commission an artist to make a large sculpture, one that would stand above a crowd, completely made out of items that can be recycled in the comingled recycling bins. The sculpture could rove around to shopping centres, sporting events, public spaces etc. The aim would be to communicate what can be recycled in a fun, alternative interesting manner and in a way that hopefully prompts people to talk about what they have seen.

Has anyone attempted anything like this? Send me your fabulous words of wisdom.


Eve Kirkwood
Waste Minimisation Education Officer
Brisbane City Council
Australia