Mrs Jackson creates art from her zero waste week rubbish!

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plastic wasteI had a great couple of photos sent to me from our very own Mrs Jackson.

Mrs Jackson arrived on the site as a regular reader less than a month ago; and has been contributing to the site ever since. She saved up all her rubbish during zero waste week (pictured above) and with the help of her son, modelled it into something creative!

What a fab idea πŸ™‚

During the week, Mrs J and her household went from their usual 8 and a half carriers to less than half a carrier of rubbish! The majority of this was food from her toddler, which had been thrown on the floor or played with. That’s a fantastic achievement.

But all the plastics were salvaged and turned into THIS work of art!

art from recycled materials

I have a ‘may the force be with you’ moment, whenever I look at this pic. What about you – have you ever done anything creative with your ‘rubbish’?

What with Mrs J and Gavin McClafferty it would appear that creativity is in the air!


About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Mrs Jackson says:

    Thanks. He’s going to take his model into school for “show and tell” and talk about what he did.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    How did the talk go? Did they all enjoy it?

  3. Mrs Jackson says:

    Oh sorry it’s on Fridays so he tells me so we’ll have to wait. Have kept talking to his teacher about it though so she’ll be aware to help him out.

  4. Layla says:

    lol ‘May the force be with him!!’ πŸ™‚

    So, how did the talk go?

    Very creative & does look rather like, uhm, the professional ones.. Now if all Hollywood were required to use reused/recycled/eco stuff for their background and FX…?!! (& be eco about it!!)

  5. MrsJ says:

    Aww school was closed due to the snow.

  6. Mrs Green says:

    Oh no! What a tease πŸ˜€ Is the school open today, or does he have to wait until Friday to do his show and tell?

    Layla – what a thought’ Hollywood using recycled materials. Hmmmmmm.

  7. Mrs Jackson says:

    School is open but you got it show and tell is just on Fridays. I saw a boat made from sponges and straws on cbeebies this morning – maybe it’s catching.

  8. Mrs Green says:

    Maybe there is a new career for you, in children’s television, Mrs J πŸ˜€

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