Today, our class made a trip to Trash for Teaching, a non-profit building environmental awareness through art education. The warehouse facility collects and receives industrial waste/ trash which can be recycled and reused. The materials are clean, safe cast-offs from local manufacturers which have open-ended usages in art and design and are available for sale to the public by the pound.
I was really surprised by how clean and organized the place was. I had imagined the place as a stark industrial warehouse with piles of trash everywhere. It felt very much like a kid in a candy store. There were vibrant blue bins with colorful goodies in them and colorful wall and hanging art installations.
These are the goodies I left the place with:
I tried to pick materials that I could potentially use in my project for the class, but most of the materials I picked were chosen for personal side projects.