Dundee residents encouraged to produce art from rubbish
A competition has been launched to inspire residents to think about what they throw away by turning their trash into artworks.
Dundee residents are being encouraged to produce art that is rubbish.
The city council's environment department is running a competition designed to inspire residents to think about what they throw away by turning their trash into artworks.
The Reuse Solutions 2011 promotion asks participants to make art from reused everyday materials, or to compose creative writing with a recycling theme.
There are six categories including nursery, primary and secondary schools, community groups and businesses.
Cash prizes are on offer of £250 for category winners with the closing date for entries being November 4.
City council depute environment convener Councillor Alan Ross launched the competition by inspecting artworks that have been created at Camperdown Wildlife Centre using recycled material.
He said: "Dundee currently has the best recycling rate of any city in Scotland which is great news and we want to make sure we keep hold of this position.
"We all know how important it is to recycle our waste but we should also try to reuse it when possible."