An unlikely collaboration between an art and a waste management company has been selected as the city’s entry in an important environmental awards competition.
Szczecin artist Monika Szpener’s park benches made from recycled materials, displayed at the POLEKO International Trade Fair for Environmental Protection at the end of October, are being entered in the Recycling Cup. Organized bythe publisher of the “Przegląd Komunalny” newspaper, the competition’s goal is to raise awareness about the importance of recycling among the general population.
Commissioned by Remondis, which provides waste removals and related services to the city, the benches are made from a variety of materials handled by the firm. They were created to mark the company’s 15th anniversary in 2008 and are destined for use in local parks and other green areas as so-called ‘City Furniture.’
The presentation of the winners is scheduled for November 20th.