Recycling and Art Meet in Mears Park
The City of Saint Paul, Eureka Recycling
, and Public Art Saint Paul
launch recycling in Mears Park to increase the quality of life in Saint Paul by expanding recycling opportunities.
The City of Saint Paul, Eureka Recycling and Public Art Saint Paul unveiled new public space recycling bins that are public art sculptures at Mears Park in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul on June 26, 2009. But don’t be confused by the connection: the bins ARE the sculptures and the art IS recycling.
“The City of Saint Paul is the first city in the country to systematically approach public space and park recycling to make sure it is truly sustainable,” said Hubbard. The Mears Park project is part of a larger citywide project to first study and then expand public space recycling in parks and other community gathering spaces. It includes additional pilots at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, launched in June of 2008, and new recycling efforts at the city’s six largest urban park pavilions.