THE Port Moresby Nature Park yesterday launched the (Bank South Pacific) BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival, emphasising the importance of creating sculptures from tins, cans, bottles, rubber and plastic collected from around the city. The main sponsor is the BSP Financial Group, supported by sponsors and supporters of the park, including The National. BSP Financial Group corporate sponsorship manager Amellia Minnopu said BSP was committed to supporting initiatives which contributed towards the conservation of the environment. “BSP recognises the environmental issues faced in PNG and (will) assist with initiatives (to) reduce the negative impacts and enhance measures taken to conserve the environment we live in,” Minnopu said. National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop said the festival supported City Hall’s efforts to reduce and recycle waste in the city. “The NCDC waste management and the team are focused on renewing, reducing and recycling waste,” he said. Park general manager David Thompson thanked the sponsors of the event, saying the festival depended on sponsorship and support. Other sponsors are IHG Group, Trukai Industries, CPL Group, Goodman Fielder International, The National, NCDC, Digicel PNG and the Active City Youth Development Programme.