The Castle has announced a new competition to inspire the community to reuse and recycle, to feature as part of their upcoming Bude Earth Festival, on the 1st and 2nd of June.
There are prizes to be won and an award in the competition for the Most Innovative Recycled Product; the most ingenious invention created using recycled items. The creation can have any purpose – whether practical or decorative – the only rule is that its main component must be from repurposed materials, i.e., used plastic bottle, cardboard boxes, old clothes, etc.
Some people from the West Country have been hitting the headlines recently for creating useful inventions out of recycled items. Do you remember Ivy from Somerset, who made a dog poo bag dispenser – created with a used plastic bottle?
The 10-year old filled old plastic bottles with poo bags and secured them in different parts of the town to encourage dog walkers to pick up after their dogs, saying: “I don’t want to be walking to school and treading in dog poo.”
Entries in the competition will be considered by a star-studded panel of judges including Deb Rosser – local environmental hero and co-founder of the ReFILL movement, Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council, Tom Kay founder of sustainable and ethical clothing brand Finisterre, Ado Shoreland from Widemouth Task Force, and Brendan Montague, Editor of The Ecologist.
The winner of the competition will receive: a Nimbus Jacket from Finisterre – made from recycled polyester, a voucher for four to have a high tea at The Castle, and guaranteed media exposure about their recycled product.
The Castle’s competition is open to all ages and is free to enter.
For the preliminary stages of the competition, we are asking entrants to complete an entry form and to take at least three photos of their recycled product, and to email these to The Castle on this address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 25th May 2019.
You can download the entry form and read T&Cs at www.thecastlebude.org.uk/