Friends of Oberon Library has taken part in the Regional Waste to Art Competition for 12 years. Its aim is to foster awareness of the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ message by encouraging people to get creative and enter an artwork made from recyclable waste materials.
More than 10 years ago, as part of Friends of Oberon Library's 2008 school holiday activities, young people were invited to create their own artwork. The event proved so popular that it grew to include local schools and community members with 110 entries in the local competition.
The project is an excellent way to get young people to re-think their views on waste, challenging them to create a new life for materials that would have been thrown away. It’s a rewarding exercise and one that still has big benefits for the environment.