Regional Capital

What some discarded, others take advantage of it. With this slogan in mind, the architect Florence Labarca Lazcano has been promoting during the last months, within the framework of the project reserve life Aysen (ARV), the ReUSE Coyhaique campaign that seeks to advance the environmental education of the community through the reuse of waste in the regional capital. What departed as a solitary initiative (with the institutional support of the private corporation for the development of Aysen) has been adding braces, the most notorious being that the hosts of the second Festival of cinema of Patagonia, gave him when the actor Mario Muller modeled a bodice of kitchen made with waste from a gigantography of pvc fabric that his colleague was used during the last political campaign while Susana Brown read the objectives of this initiative that a little lights in the city. This material is a good illustrative example: is made of a mixture of many components that can no longer be separated and it is therefore impossible for Recycle. We explain that because reuse, which is different from recycling, is an option that allows you to give a second use to something that otherwise is considered a waste. Thus, with work a dressmaking shop, we transform advertising garbage in several articles such as breast or cases for schoolchildren. We have that awakening here creativity points the management company.

But not only private contribution has come from the hand of the dissemination of Visual Patagonia, because raw materials are required to realize this work. It is as well that other entities have also pledged their contribution, as the case of the enterprise design and printing Surgraf and the Regional Council for culture and the arts, through the donation of excess material from its public facilities. Local initiatives are what we need to convert our nearby spaces in more sustainable places and, indeed, much more enjoyable.