At the Mažeikiai Museum, as part of the Circular Based Waste Management project, the event “Sustainable community” was organized, where the principles of sustainability, ideas of sustainable consumption and secondary design and works on reviving objects for a second life were presented.
During the event it was emphasized repeatedly that only with joint efforts by everyone it is possible to make our own environment more friendly to nature. Nature and man stand on different sides of the scale, and by nit protecting nature, one destroying themselves.
Public organizations “Stay with me” and “Dirbinycia” presented their work on collecting used clothes, dishes, household items from residents, which are then selected and sorted. Items that are no longer suitable for use are given to the hands of the workers of “Dirbinycia” who turn textile products into beanbags, toys, and other handicrafts. The presenters emphasized that many items can be brought back to life successfully.
Following a lecture, participants took part in sewing sustainable bags from discarded curtains and make a mosaic from various tile scraps. Participants commented that in addition to helping the environment, making the mosaics and taking part in creative activities felt therapeutic.
A link to the article by Mažeikiai District Municipality with more photos can be found here.
The Circular Based Waste Management project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation – eeagrants.org