As I gear up for my first proper day on site on Thursday, I’ve been making some collages out of discarded/recycled (charity shopped) materials combined with Suez’s leaflets (which inevitable become recycled materials too).
The first one of these (above, front and reverse side) I sent to Louise Ashcroft as part of her mail art project Penpals I’ve been involved in (sending each other art in the post that responds to the previous piece).
I’ve made some more collages and am looking forward to my regular scavenging in the plentiful book section of the Brighouse Recycling Centre Review charity shop.
I also watched The Secret Life of Landfill which was really insightful about the history, present and future of landfill. Suez’s main targets are around recycling and minimum landfill and I also found this little promo video on the history of Suez.
One of the previous Rubbish Conversations I had with the area manager and site manager was about the terminology we use. They don’t call it ‘rubbish’ or ‘waste’ – everything is ‘recyclables’ or ‘household recyclables’. As my whole Master by Research was looking about these definitions this is really key. Their categories are all about material composition – also a crucial art labelling component.
I’m really looking forward to my weekly/daily recycling!