Exhibition inspires youth to re-think waste

Published on Thursday 12 April, 2018

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Be inspired by entrants from last year’s Young Re-inventor of the Year competition, with an exhibition in Gosnells this month.

The annual competition challenges young people to reinvent rubbish into something beautiful or functional, and with entries for the 2018 Young Re-inventor of the Year now open, this is great opportunity to inspire your own creativity and get involved.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said young people stood to inherit our planet, so it was vital to encourage careful consideration about waste and how to reduce or reuse it.

“There’s been a lot of media attention about reducing single-use plastics lately, but there are all kinds of waste we need to think creatively about reducing and recycling,” he said.

“When you throw a bit of rubbish into the bin, it doesn’t disappear, it goes to landfill where it can take hundreds of years to break down.

“Based on the entries from last year that are part of the exhibition at The Agonis this month, I look forward to seeing how inspirational and inventive this year’s entrants will be.”

The theme of the 2018 competition is Water, and entrants are asked to re-invent rubbish into something that helps keep our waterways clean or conserves water. Submissions close 22 October 2018.

The 2017 Young Re-inventor of the Year Exhibition can be viewed in the Whitely Room at The Agonis, from 14 to 29 April.

Opening hours for the exhibition are 9am to 5.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.