Matthew and Kara Donnan with ?Regin?, their winning recycled artwork. Works are on display at the Materials Recovery Facility.
Matthew and Kara Donnan with ?Regin?, their winning recycled artwork. Works are on display at the Materials Recovery Facility.

Garbage is an art

By UTE SCHULENBERG

WHEN it comes to creative recycling, the Donnans from Boambee are champs.

Not to mention all smiles, following the announcement on Friday that they were the winners of the inaugural Coffs Coast Waste Services Recycled Art prize.

Announced at the launch of the Materials Recovery Centre, the piece entitled 'The New Three 'Rs' ? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle', was definitely a family effort.

"When I saw the ad for the prize I thought it would be fun to get involved because it was something we could all do together," Mrs Donnan said.

"The kids got right into it and we had a huge bucket of materials really quickly."

According to Kara, 6, and Matthew, 4, building 'Regina' was a lot of work.

"I helped stick all the paper on and helped mum with the colour ideas," Kara said.

Coffs Coast Waste Services media officer, Damon Leach, said there were 29 entries, which showed people were interested in recycling.

"We hope to have the competition annually and encourage even more people to be creative with the contents of the yellow bin."



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