Waste not, think creative

February 06, 2018

Mooroopna Recycle Revival founder Laurel Houghton holds one of the many treasures that were on display at the last event.

Reclaimed, repurposed and reinvented items will be on display at this month’s Mooroopna Recycle Revival.

The event, to be at the Sir Ian McLennan Centre in Mooroopna, celebrates and promotes environmental sustainability with a variety of demonstrations and activities on offer to get people thinking about recycling.

The event’s founder and director Laurel Houghton said the day was focused on showing people how they could reuse their resources.

‘‘It is about getting the very best from our used items, finding a new life for them,’’ Ms Houghton said.

‘‘We invite people to come along and share with us all the ways in which they reuse and recycle.’’

In its second year, the event is hoped to be bigger and better than the last, with 50 stalls already confirmed for the day.

Stalls will showcase the work of creative folk, the Mooroopna Men’s Shed, community artists, and Moama-based Newtecpoly, which uses PolyWaste Technology to recycle flexible plastic into useful products and furniture.

Ms Houghton hoped the day would help people realise they did not have to spend a lot of money to repurpose their items into creative projects.

‘‘We have a large amount of wonderful people in this area who are doing amazing things with their recycling,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s about getting people to think about their hard rubbish, what they buy and where it will end up.’’

This year’s event is part of the National Sustainable Living Festival, the largest event of its kind in Australia that runs during this month.

Ms Houghton said she was proud the event was being recognised as part of such a large festival,. She encouraged everyone to come down and be part of the movement.

Creators, artists, tinkerers and recycled instrument makers are welcomed to have a stall and showcase their works.

The Mooroopna Recycle Revival is on Saturday, February 24, from 9am to 5pm. Entry is $3 for adults and children are free.

For more information, phone Laurel Houghton on 0409461529.

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