CirculArt shows the impact of waste on society

CirculArt shows the impact of waste on society Spain’s El Mundo newspaper heralds the CirculArt Visual Arts and Photography Award as one of the ‘100 best ideas of the year’. For the last 44 years, Actualidad Económica – the economic supplement of El Mundo, Spain’s second largest newspaper – has organised awards to recognise the most brilliant, useful, and innovative products and services launched in Spain during the previous year. Created by Landbell Group company, ERP Spain, CirculArt won the award in the Sustainability category. “We put so much effort and enthusiasm into CirculArt, so we are very proud that this initiative has received the attention and recognition of such prestigious awards in Spain,” explains Laura Alonso, head of ERP Spain. “Above all, we hope that this acclaim will help to raise awareness of the importance of the circular economy, as well as the prevention, reuse, and separate collection and recycling of our waste.” CirculArt was launched in 2021 to show the impact of waste in our society through art. To promote the circular economy, more than a hundred Spanish artists presented their works, which all focused on the theme of sustainability. Twelve winning works, and a further thirty selected works, were put on display at a physical exhibition in Madrid in October 2021. They were then part of a virtual exhibition, which was held online until 31 December 2021. “We wanted to get actively involved in raising awareness of the waste we generate and encouraging change in society,” concludes Laura Alonso. “The arts are an inspirational way of doing this. That’s why we created CirculArt: to promote a transformative vision of society and a new model in line with the circular economy.”

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