Nature park announces trash to treasure sculpture festival


THE Port Moresby Nature Park has announced the second instalment of the BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival from July 3 to August 30.
The aim of the festival is to raise awareness on the growing issue of waste, in particular plastic pollution, to encourage the public to rethink their rubbish and how much each person creates.
The event will transform solid waste into aesthetically powerful larger-than-life sculptures to demonstrate the type and amount of trash that is created in Port Moresby and challenge the repurposing of items that would ordinarily be thrown away.
The IHG Group has come on board again for the second time as an event sponsor for the festival.
IHG Group general manager Robert Coates said: “This festival is an opportunity for the IHG Group to reach out to the public on issues concerning waste and pollution, by supporting another great initiative from Port Moresby Nature Park, which we are very keen to support.
“We would like to thank IHG Group for their support in making this year’s festival a possibility.
“At one stage we were considering deferring the festival to 2021. But thanks to our partner and sponsors, like IHG Group, we were able to get it back on track in time for the launch date,” Nature Park general manager Michelle McGeorge said.
Visitors to this year’s event will be able to view an addition of seven new sculptures and also get to participate in a self-directed family activity in the park.
The BSP t festival will be at the Nature Park with standard entry fees applying.
The park is open every day with a number of additional Covid-19 safety measures in place, along with ensuring of proper social distancing practices and promoting of washing of hands and importance of self-sanitisation at public spaces.

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