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Mechanics of Organics and Superheroes of Compost Waste truck-art winners announced

LUDENY Wiid from Moree Christian School and Mackenzie Barben from Moree Public School have created the winning artworks for the Moree Plains Shire Council and Cleanaway’s The Mechanics of Organics and Superheroes of Compost Waste truck-art competition.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Water and Waste manager David Wolfenden said the competition was a fantastic opportunity to work with schools and young people in the community to improve their understanding of how the organics composting system works and to promote better recycling practices.

Waste Art Truck design - Ludeny Wiid

Moree Christian School student Ludeny Wiid’s artwork has been chosen to feature proudly on the side of one of Council’s waste trucks.

“Council and Cleanaway introduced the organic kerbside collection service to Moree in 2013, and the art competition is one of the initiatives we are using so the next generation understands the importance of organic waste and considers what goes into the household organics ‘green lid’ bin and how the general waste in their ‘red lid’ bin could be reduced,” Mr Wolfenden said.

Cleanaway area manager Jade Maric says organics is such an easy way for households to divert more waste away from landfills, while producing nutrient-rich compost for local gardens.

Waste Art Truck design - mackenzie Barben

Moree Public School student Mackenzie Barben was the runner-up in the Moree Plains Shire Council and Cleanaway’s The Mechanics of Organics and Superheroes of Compost Waste truck art competition.

“This competition has been a great initiative for educating the community about organic waste and giving families more ways to help make a sustainable future possible,” Ms Maric said.SushiWednesday001

“We’re pleased to announce the winner of the art competition is Ludeny Wiid from the Moree Christian School. She created a vibrant and creative piece representing all the different types of organic waste that could be recycled. You can’t see it, but even the orange is fluorescent. We will feature Ludeny’s artwork proudly on the side of one of our council waste trucks. She will also receive a $150 gift card,” Ms Maric said.

“Runner-up is Mackenzie Barben, from Moree Public School, for the great use of digital drawing. She will receive a $50 gift card.”

The 22 incredible art submissions received from students of all ages, from Kindergarten to Year 12 are displayed in the showcase windows on the ground floor of the Max Arcade at the Heber Street entrance.

Media Release: April 24, 2017