PICK UP PLASTIC AND HELP MAKE THE BEACH A BETTER HOME FOR NATURE
Welcome to the Plastic Palace! This palace was made from plastic collected from the tideline at Minsmere, sorted, disentangled and cleaned. We invited walkers to pick up plastic from the beach and bring it to decorate the palace. There was 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 was in place for four months. Liz McGowan offered free drop-in palace workshops, in which there was lots of creative recycling!
THREE WEEKS LATER and the palace wass dripping with plastic collected by visitors from the beach
The Palace Diary had many entries – writing and drawing by young and old
Visitors recycled the beach plastic into spinning tops, jewellery and sculptures, and also took 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 was dismantled, sorted and recycled. Liz then made a sculpture using pieces of plastic that visitors collected and used to decorate the palace with. It was installed at the end of the North Wall at the reserve.