for garbage treasures reaches over 100 million
When taxi passengers were asked to ‘Play with
Garbage’ for the sake of the environment this May, it was with
the intent for people to discover the principles of “reduce,
reuse and recycle” through Eco-Art’s contest to make garbage
Eco-Art China organized by Touchmedia and supported by the Shanghai
Environmental Protection Bureau (SEPB), has reached 101,437,601
passengers in 12 weeks.
Neil Ducray, Touchmedia’s managing director, and deputy party
secretary, Jiang Nan from SEPB were present to announce the first
prize work named “Eco-Violin” made of waste paper, plastic pipes
and cans made by Monica Liaw from New Zealand. Her piece received
the highest votes out of the 198,356 public votes cast in two
Fung Yee Ngai from Hong Kong and Weslee Tsuei from Taiwan both
collected second prize honors for their entries which used plastic
bottles and waste paper. “Castle in the sky”, the other second
prize work, made of an old wood frame, rope, pulp filler and
pigment, was turned from lifeless garbage into lively art by
Wangjun from Shanghai.
Another Shanghai participant Yang Yan claimed the third prize
spot with “Boys Love Art” pieced together from buttons, crayons,
bottle caps, CDs, sticks, straw, grain, wipes, rice and foam.
The two other third prize winners were Huangsiwei from Guangzhou
and Duyi from Shanghai.