The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has, for the second year running, joined forces with Electric Picnic, to highlight the importance of electronic recycling in an interactive environment. ERP, Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for electrical and electronic waste and waste battery recycling, is calling on artists and designers to recreate a cultural iconic structure from old electrical items and batteries, with the winning entries showcased at Electric Picnic in September.
The three winning designs, one from each category, local, national and international, will be brought to life by the winner under the guidance of acclaimed artist, Christy Collard and will then be showcased on the Arts Trail at Electric Picnic. The winners will not only be honoured with their structure going on display at Ireland’s top music and arts festival, but they will also receive two VIP tickets for the festival.
Chief executive of ERP Ireland, Martin Tobin, says: “ERP is continually using new and innovative ways to inspire the general public and encourage them to recycle their electrical waste. Last year’s involvement with Electric Picnic was a great success and we are delighted to work with them for a second year. The festival embraces eco-awareness and provides an excellent platform for people to consider the effect their behaviour has on the environment.”
The competition is open to people aged 18 and over and all entries must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday 27th July.