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Video from Wasted@Sydney Event

Art and rubbish collided to teach everyone a valuable lesson about recycling.

On Wednesday 30 July we celebrated the roll-out of the University of Sydney’s new recycling initiative with Wasted@Sydney.

In partnership with Campus Infrastructure Services (CIS) and the Living Room Theatre,  art and rubbish collided to teach everyone a valuable lesson about recycling.

Volunteers, academics, CIS and SEI members paraded down Eastern Avenue amongst the Re-O Day stalls, led by two talented trumpeters and two beautiful brides carrying red roses in their bins.

Once the procession reached the quad the trumpeters played as academics and staff sorted through bags of rubbish kindly provided by BIS staff.

In the bags of rubbish there were hundreds of coffee cups, lots of food scraps, office paper, plastic containers and even a landline phone. The paper, container and general waste bins quickly filled up with rubbish from student lounges, labs and even executive offices.

Finally, the brides were dramatically divorced from their bins as the trumpeters played.

Many of the volunteers and academics sorting the rubbish remarked that they were surprised to learn how many things could be recycled.

Hopefully everyone who was a part of Wasted@Sydney will no longer be married to their bins.

SEI would like to extend a warm thank you to all who attended!