Recycled Products Expo showcases creativity

(11-11-2008)

Wreath made from discarded plastic caps by Teresa Granada

In order to promote the practical and artistic use of recycled materials and to celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15, Adams State College Community Partnerships is hosting a Recycled Products Expo. The event will be open to the public from November 10 through 20, at the Community Outreach Center, the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Blvd., on the Adams State College Campus. Products made by creative people around the San Luis Valley and Taos Communities will be shown at the event, with some available for purchase. A very wide variety of products will be shown, but all will be composed of recycled material.

The expo will be open to the public during normal business hours, and all community members are invited to come and view such products as handbags made crocheted from plastic grocery bags, Retablos crafted from old classroom chairs, and wreaths made from repurposed cowboy boots. A reception for the Expo will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, coinciding with America Recycles Day. A recycled materials fashion show will be held during the November 15 reception.

During the week leading up to National Recycle Day, ASC EARTH group will collect cans and bottles from trash receptacles around campus that could have been placed in recycle bins. EARTH will display those bottles and cans at the Student Union Building, First Street and Stadium Drive, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, to demonstrate what material could have been easily recycled.

Come to Adams State campus to see recycled products available and to learn about the campus recycle collection program between November 10 and November 20. Call ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-7372 for more information.

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