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Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Artwork from trash, recyclables

Students were challenged to make art out of recyclable materials Tuesday at the RecycleMania art of recycling contest.

“It’s fun,” said Andrew Thar, marketing senior and last year’s winner. “It’s good to be creative.”

The tables were filled with empty Coke boxes, aluminum cans, old issues of The Daily Cougar and various other products that would typically be found in a recycling bin.

“I think it’s very nice,” said art junior Lauren Mohan.

“It gives the student body a chance to do something they normally wouldn’t. Students from all the different colleges can get involved.”

Students are invited to vote for their favorite pieces from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the M.D. Anderson Library lobby.

“There are some good ones this year,” Thar said.

The first, second and third place finalists will receive Best Buy gift cards ranging from $25 to $75.

“The art created helps us to promote the campus green initiatives,” said Billy Garner, university services marketing coordinator.

This contest was part of a series of events Green UH has been holding to get students involved in RecycleMania, a ten-week nationwide recycling contest that aims to increase recycling on college campuses.

The next and final RecycleMania event is the closing ceremonies on April 5.

Students can learn more about Green UH and RecyleMania by going to

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