Trash to Trade

TRASH TO TRADE 17 – 20 October

Upcycled fine art made from household and business waste will be available for sale as part of Artweek Auckland.

Come and see a Zero Waste event in the heart of Grey Lynn.

Opening Soiree: Thursday, 17 Oct. 5:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE vegan nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks

Opening hours: Fri 18 Oct to Sun 20 Oct 11:30am – 9pm

Artisans:
* Alexander Okhlopkov – Fine art made from plastic milk bottles
* Briar Smith – Copper wire art and jewellery made from old electrical cords
* Mischa De La Cruz – Mixed media, paintings and sculptured NZ nature items made from Coca Cola bottles

TRASH TO TRADE is a Grey Lynn 2030 upcycling platform where people show their talent by transforming business waste into something attractive and usable. The upcycling concept is deeply embedded in the framework of sustainability, addressing the climate crisis and environmental problems like waste going to landfill.

This event follows successful Trash to Trade events earlier this year, which grew out of the first Trash to Trade competition held in 2018.

Wise Boys

Sustainability is at the heart of Wise Boys, from the 100% plant-based homemade burger patties, to their zero waste fully-compostable packaging and locally-sourced ingredients for their aioli and mayo. Well on their way to offering the most satisfying eco-friendly fast food in Aotearoa, the boys built their own food truck 4 years ago, and launched their first store earlier this year in the heart of Grey Lynn.

What is upcycling?

Also known as creative reuse, upcycling is the process by which waste materials are transformed into new materials or quality products of environmental value. 

What is Trash to Trade?

Growing out of 2018’s first Trash to Trade Competition, this event is an upcycling platform where people show their talent in transforming business waste into something attractive and usable. The upcycling concept is deeply embedded in the framework of sustainability, addressing the climate crisis and environmental problems like waste going to landfill.