In order to support the sustainability of the community transport service; demonstrate our commitment to the environment and maximise on the potential of our resources, we have diversified to provide event recycling services. In 2015, over 100,000 people received the recycling message at the events we serviced. We covered some very high profile events including the Spring Festival and Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground. These two events attracted over 55,000 people, which produces a lot of waste! We were able to capture over 70% of waste for recycling.
We can provide help with pre event planning, environmental policies, waste audits, advice on waste minimisation, event resource management, recycling bins for hire and supply volunteers. Please see our Events Recycling leaflet at this link.
Introducing Shiva, the Indian Goddess
Shiva was designed and built over 10 years ago, unfortunately the person who did the initial work has since sadly passed away. Shiva is made entirely from recycled scrap of various kinds, and being the lady she is, she helps to raise much needed income for the group to subsidise their services to the community.
Dave told me that after 10 years of service at events, they decided 18 months ago that the lady needed to come into the depot for light refurbishments and rust removal, mmmmmmm, the best laid plans etc.
As we all know, the jobs we say ‘oooh it won’t take long’ usually take the longest, so once she was back in the depot they realised it was a major piece of work involving removing the outer covering, welding and recovering .... no mean feat I must say, but not a job that was shirked by our Managing Director Dave who can be seen on this photograph adding some of the finishing touches so Shiva feels confident to face the world once more. Like all ladies she likes to look her very best in public.
Shiva is very statuesque standing 18 feet tall and weighing three quarters of a ton. Her inner frame is made of Builders Rebar, and her armour is made of metal from scrap cars and caravans. Her beautiful eyes are made from mirror, and the jewels on her headdress made from shiny bottle tops.
Shiva is just about ready to go and earn some more money, and we hope her first event will be at the Landed Festival at Llandrindod Wells from August 2nd until 4th 2019. The Landed Festival is an independent family and young people festival of Music, Arts and Entertainment, made possible by support from LWCT, and here is the link to the website for more information http://www.landedfestival.co.uk/.
If you or someone you know are holding an event and would like to know more about hiring Shiva to come along and amaze your attendees, please give Dave Brown a call on 01982 551295 or 07979 316680.
We have built a mosiac in the yard of a Welsh Dragon. The dragon was made out of 2 inch square tiles cut to shape using a diamond blade glass saw. All the tiles were made by hand here at Llanwrtyd Community Transport Event Recycling. The tiles were made from resin and imploded glass and stuck to the wall using a special glass tile adhesive. The glass is all collected at local shows and events and imploded on site. We have used a couple of different methods to frame the mosiac in a bid to show what can be done with old bottles.
For more information and products we make using recycled glass see our Magiglass creations page
'Turning local waste into a local resource'
By re-using materials, we are helping to protect our natural resources and by finding local solutions, we are conserving energy; reducing transport costs and carbon emissions. We are participating in the understanding that we all have a part to play in climate change.
For more information contact:
Dave Brown, Project Co-ordinator of Events Recycling, board member CTA Wales 01982 551295
The organisation recognises with appreciation the work of their volunteers who contribute to both the community transport and recycling services.