26th November 2020

Turning old news into new works of art in Truro

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK was delighted to help give old newspapers a new lease of life as works of art in Truro.

The company operates a materials recycling facility (MRF) in Pool, where Cornish newspapers, amongst all other recyclable items, are separated and sent for recycling. This was good news for art students at Truro College as they received newspapers from the Pool MRF for their projects to reuse them and inspire their creative minds.

Clare Ray, course leader for A Level in Art and Photography at Truro College, said: “we were so happy that we could collect and reuse newspapers donated by SUEZ. On the course, students incorporate a range of techniques, exploring photo screen printing, painting, and montage to develop a range of mixed media outcomes. The used newspapers are great as they act as inspiration through the addition of text and images into their work whilst helping the environment.”

James Cocks, SUEZ’s plant manager at the Pool MRF said “We are always keen to work closely with our local community and it’s great to be able to support our Cornish students in the creative work they produce”.

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