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Blue Mountains City Council has run the Community Waste 2 Art (W2A) Project for over 10 years.
Waste 2 Art aims to encourage the whole community to rethink their own waste and promote a low waste lifestyle through 'Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle' actions.
This year's Waste to Art sculpture will take the iconic form of a Powerful-Owl nest. The Powerful-Owl is a threatened species which can be found across the Blue Mountains in old growth forests. The sculpture will be made at community workshops, from waste materials including discarded fabrics, textiles and soft plastics all woven together.
On average Australians are buying 27kg of new clothes and textiles annually. Blue Mountains residents' throw over 20kg of clothes in household garbage bins every year, with even more coming in from local charities.
Help us create the Powerful-Owl nest and learn different weaving techniques in one of the free weaving workshops.
To book onto the Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon session or for general enquiries about these weaving workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are drop in style, so pop in at a time convenient for you. For more information please email email@example.com.
Saturday 13 April Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood
Sunday, 14 April Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Monday, 15 April Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood
Tuesday, 16 April Mid Mountains Community Centre, Lawson
Wednesday, 17 April Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood
If you are unable to join us for the workshop, we encourage all residents to pledge to Reduce, Reuse and Repair, saving resources like water and energy that go into manufacturing new clothes. Come along to the free launch on 1 June and attend our low waste lifesytle and declutter workshop.
Waste to Art is an initiative of NetWaste, a voluntary local government waste network with 28 member councils across regional NSW.