The Trash Art Hungary art program had its debut at the International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő with huge statues and installations.
The novel style, prospective and tools made seemingly worthless trash reborn as a piece of art in the national travelling exhibition suprising and amusing people at the same time. The statues were created by university students of technical, agricultural and art faculties and volunteers of NGOs and professional organizations. We are waiting for participants from organizations, universities and schools from all over the country.
The program continues in 2018, this time “Biodiversity”, and people’s role in the changes of biological varieties are in the focus.
The objective is to focus people’s attention to the management and recycling of trash that is one of the most important issues of our age.
We are in a special situation. We are shaping our environment, we are responsible for biodiversity. Humankind’s impact on our planet is so decisive that we are playing key role in its future.
Only 20-30% of trash is recycled in Hungary currently, more than half of it (58%) ends up in rubbish dumps. This proportion should be reversed as soon as possible by selecting and recycling more and more.
In Hungary we produce one kilo of trash per person every day. This is qiute a frightening figure, however, it can be reduced easily.
Trash can be of value, we can save 30% of what we are putting in trash cans these days if the background recycling systems works properly. The necessary infrastructure is being developed.
With the help of statues, information and brochures TRASH ART HUNGARY aims to focus attention to values hidden in recyclable material. We need to recognise and evaluate it, then recyle as much as we can on a high level. We would like to share and pass on this attitude to as many people as we can reach.
Our statues are abassadors of the environment. Their message is that instead of waste and consumption euphoria, it is environmental awareness that provides long term solutions for homo sapiens sapiens (wise man).
Spread the news, be creative, draw attention to the importance of recycling with the help of art. Be the messengers of the next generation.