There is still time left to apply for the Bricolage Industrial Waste Design Prize. The competition is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and innovators.
The Bricolage Industrial Waste Design Prize asks entrants to make an original, durable, marketable product from industrial waste/s.
The ,000 prize is sponsored by the Tasmanian Government’s Living Environment Program.
The title Bricolage is borrowed from the French word bricoler and means ‘construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of materials’.
The design project has several aims:
*to establish a marketable, durable, ‘mass produceable’ product using an ongoing source of materials from industry;
*to encourage the establishment of a small business using a previously unwanted material;
*to divert waste from landfill;
*to forge connections between industry and designers; and
*to encourage industry and the wider community to think about waste as a possible resource.
Waste Minimisation Officer in the Environment Division Maree Bakker says it's estimated that commercial and industrial waste contributes to about 30 per cent of the total waste stream.
Of this, it is estimated that only about 44 per cent is recycled.
Entries for the prize close on 13 May 2008. The winner will be announced during a week of activities to celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June 2008.
These activities will conclude with the TreadLightly Sustainability festival at the RTBG on Sunday 8 June.
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