Letter – 30,000 tonne challenge art contest.

Here’s a letter I received from Mr. Jeremy Twigg about an art contest coming up June 8th. Info below.

Dear Fresh Start Recycling,

I thought you’d be interested in this event on Tuesday, June 8 to highlight the success of BC’s e-waste recycling program.

Cheers,

Jeremy Twigg

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 30,000 TONNE CHALLENGE ART CONTEST

BC student submissions convey impact of electronic waste

BC elementary and high school art students were challenged to portray 30,000 tonnes of e-waste, which is the amount of obsolete computers, monitors, printers and fax machines that have been recycled through our provincial e-waste program. Through drawing and sculptures, the art conveys the weight and impact e-waste can have on our planet if not recycled responsibly.

Submissions will be on display at the Harbour Centre SFU campus throughout the week, starting Tuesday, June 8, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place entries in both poster and sculpture categories.

“I hope my project can inspire people to stop throwing out their electronics and recycle them.”

– BC student contestant

What:

– Winners announced for the ESABC 30,000 Tonne Challenge
– Presentation by the Honourable Mary McNeil, Minister of State for the Olympics and ActNow BC
– Interviews with students, representatives of BC’s recycling industry and government

Where: SFU Harbour Centre Mall Atrium, 555 West Hastings,

When: Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 – 10:30 am

Who:

– Honourable Mary McNeil, Minister of State for the Olympics and ActNow BC
– Joyce Thayer, Electronic Stewardship Association of BC (ESABC)
– Sandy Sigmund, Encorp Pacific

Media contact:

Jeremy Twigg
Fleishman-Hillard
604-688-2505 office
604-306-4036 mobile
jeremy.twigg@fleishman.ca

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