Author: Chris Philpot
Practically everything you buy has been moved about on a wooden pallet at some stage. Each year in Victoria 600,000 tonnes of wooden pallets are disposed of. This is enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 ½ times every year. Often imported pallets are made of exotic timber species and much of this timber has the potential to be recycled into beautiful new products in turn continuing to store the carbon in the wood for its life.
Planet Ark's 'Make It Wood' is supporting the innovative ‘Create from a Crate' competition as a way to promote recycling and waste reduction. Entries have now closed but you can see them at a couple of locations over the next few weeks.
Sat 8 Feb - Sat 22 Feb, 2014 ?Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079. Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Thu 27 Feb - Sun 16 Mar, 2014.?Ballarat Back Space Gallery, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place, 15 Camp St, Ballarat VIC 3350. Open 12 - 4pm, Thursday - Sunday
Read the Create From a Crate flyer
If your workplace has lots of crates, find out where to recycle them.