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El Cerrito considers program to turn discards into art – ContraCostaTimes.com

CREDIT: HEIDI RANDEnvelopes made from upcycled pages of an old Thomas Bros map book.CREDIT: HEIDI RAND Envelopes made from upcycled pages of an old Thomas Bros map book. ( Chris Treadway )

Similar to the San Francisco program, the designated artist would conduct workshops and tours about creative reuse of discarded materials, but, unlike San Francisco, participating artists would use their own studio space.

The El Cerrito artists would also contribute a piece of artwork to the city that they created during their residency.

If it is brought to the City Council and approved, the program would be paid for from the city’s development fee earmarked for public art, said commission member Heidi Rand.

via El Cerrito considers program to turn discards into art – ContraCostaTimes.com.

It’s time to tackle construction and demolition waste on Environmental XPRT

Many of the problems that have prevented waste reduction in the C&D sector have little to do with the reuse or recyclability of the material being thrown away. In fact, StatsCan released a report in 2008 which noted that 75% of material sent to landfill still had valuable life left in it.

 

 

via It’s time to tackle construction and demolition waste on Environmental XPRT.