PICK UP PLASTIC AND HELP MAKE THE BEACH A BETTER HOME FOR NATURE
Welcome to the Plastic Palace! This palace has been made from plastic collected from the tideline at Minsmere, sorted, disentangled and cleaned. We are inviting walkers to pick up plastic from the beach and bring it to decorate the palace. There is also a Palace Journal for visitors to write and draw about their experience of this beautiful coastline.
With thanks to Irene and Christine for helping to make the palace
The palace will remain in place until September. Liz McGowan will be offering free drop-in palace workshops between Sunday August 4th and Wednesday August 7th. Lots of creative recycling! If the weather prevents beach activities, the workshops will take place at the Discovery Centre.
THREE WEEKS LATER and the palace is dripping with plastic collected by visitors from the beach
The Palace Diary has many entries – writing and drawing by young and old
Visitors have been recycling the beach plastic into spinning tops, jewellery and sculptures, and also taking useful bits of twine to tie up tomato plants or runner beans.
Here are some of the beautiful things that were made out of plastic that had been added to the Plastic Palace.
Self-watering Plant Pot
The Plastic Palace has now been dismantled, sorted and recycled. Liz is working on a sculpture using pieces of plastic that you collected and used to decorate the palace with. It will be installed at the end of the North Wall at the reserve, and photos will appear on this site when it is up.