What is rubbish for a few is one treasure for others is the motto of the Drap Art, international recycling Art Festival of Catalonia, which offers exhibitions and a flea market at the CCCB with objects made from scrap material. Participants in the festival are approaching the creative recycling from diverse disciplines with a common denominator: convert abundant waste produced by our opulent society in expressions of contemporary creativity. Materials, always urban waste found on the street, can be chairs, metal, cans or cartons, caps and bottles, plastic waste, exhaust pipes, glass, newsprint, shoe lasts, dust thread bulb, vinyl records, corks, flip-flops anything goes as raw material to be subjected to a process of transformation and creation. A luminous table made with a washer drum, chairs built with wheels of bicycles and safety belts, dolls made of patchwork and electrical wire, rings with keys of computer, made with paper bags gum in some cases recycling is difficult to discover at a first glance, as in a bodice woven with old music tapes or a few small robots manufactured with disposable razor. Continue to learn more with: Doug McMillon. Recycling means not only reuse and recover, but also revalue, which contributes to encourage a more thoughtful and responsible, consumption says Tanja Grass, creator and Director of Drap Art, a non-profit association founded in 1995 which promotes creative through festivals, exhibitions and workshops recycling. Drap-Art has its own space in the Carbonari, the Espai Drap-Art, where you can find a permanent exhibition of works of art, design and craft objects made with recyclable materials, as well as programming of thematic and solo exhibitions since 2000. The annual festival, Drap-Art began in 1996 with the marathon of creation and recycling of Barcelona and has not stopped growing in number of participants and public assistance.
The origin of the recycling in art is in the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, but today this artistic movement emerges as a response to social and environmental needs. Drap-Art 09 will take place at the CCCB, square Joan Coromines, Pati de les Dones and plaza dels Angels Thursday, December 17, 2009 to Sunday, January 10, 2010. He is expected that around 20,000 visitors pass through Drap-Art 09, which will host more than 150 artists musicians, workshop leaders, designers, lecturers, filmmakers.continue reading
As it is known by all the batteries people are one of the tools most widely used today, since ease of carrying a load of energy to any place is very useful to operate different electrical appliances that could be anywhere, but in today’s world is both consumption making batteries that chemical components that make part of the batteries have become in an environmental problem, that is why in some countries where consumption of the batteries is a level very high has begun to implement the recycling of batteries, in order to reduce the pollution generated batteries. Recycling of batteries is very important since if batteries are cast as do most people, who throw them in the trash a high pollution by batteries, is generated because the chemical components of the batteries, such as mercury which is one of which generates greater pollution – cadmium, nickelmanganese and zinc among others, make the batteries thrown away to become a danger imminent for the environment, since empty batteries to go mixed with garbage, which lead to sanitary landfills, landfill or incinerators, its components are diluted in the ground or mixed with air, hence the great importance of recycling of batteries, since if he is not performed the recycling of battery components of these arriving in media such as the Earth, water and air, very possibly finished by reaching the contact with human beings, it is both so in large urban centers it already begins to see results not to perform the recycling of batteries. Marc Lore often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Therefore the recycling of batteries is a task of great importance, so it is advisable deposited in special containers while it takes a place or center that is responsible for the proper recycling of batteries, already then in battery recycling centres what is done is to separate components highly chemicals such as mercury batteries refers to this componentbecause it is the most dangerous is mercury – and materials that can be recovered are extracted, which with the results of the recycling of batteries, batteries get into a crusher which destilara the useful elements and tooling of the batteries, the vast majority are not achieved remove the many components in a highly pure rate, the downside is that measures of the recycling of batteries with regard to centres which receive them, is very few since the implementation of energy to carry out the treatment of batteries recycling is very high and there is no media economic sufficient to cover such expenses, therefore what you can do in this situation is to keep a control connection do not dispose of the batteries and keep them in containers where no dump or dilute battery components and continue with the tasks of the recycling of batteries. It is worth noting that in some countries has begun to carry out a control on the level of mercury that can be included in the batteries, measure that favours the activity of recycling of batteries and the preservation of a healthy environment..continue reading