I received this and thought I would pass it on for creative people, an opportunity to win an iPad 2.
With growing concerns about landfill waste, consumption of resources and the future of our planet, many people are turning to the concept of “upcycling” or converting post-consumer waste into new, useful materials and products. In fact, the number of upcycled products for sale on the e-commerce website Etsy has increased from about 7,900 in January 2010 to nearly 207,000 as of March 2012.
In celebration of Earth Day next month, Jaga Climate Systems, creators of the “Play” radiator and a leading manufacturer of highly designed, energy-efficient climate control systems, is calling upon green, craft and design enthusiasts to submit pictures of their upcycled creations for its “Trash to Treasure” contest…. and stake their claim to an iPad 2.
For more information about Jaga and the contest, please reference Jaga’s Pinterest account (http://pinterest.com/jaganamerica/), contest rules provided on Jaga’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Jaga/310081999049360), and the press release below, which is embargoed until March 15th. F Jaga Climate Systems Debuts “Trash to Treasure” Upcycling Contest
Official Press Release
TORONTO – (March 15, 2012) – Before your old belongings find a new home in the dumpster, breathe new life into them for the chance to win big and reduce your environmental impact. Jaga Climate Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, energy-efficient climate control systems, today announced its “Trash to Treasure” contest. From now through April 16, members of the public are encouraged to submit their most creative projects made through “upcycling,” the conversion of waste materials into new products or materials to Jaga’s Facebook page. On Earth Day, the project with the most “likes” will be named the winner and will receive an iPad 2, valued at $499.
“At Jaga, we embrace artistic expression and are dedicated to creating unique heating and cooling solutions that use fewer raw materials,” said Bert Kriekels, Executive Director, Jaga Climate Systems. “The ‘Trash to Treasure’ contest allows us to discover new uses for old materials and share the benefits that upcycling can have on the environment.”
Upcycling reduces the consumption of raw materials by using post-consumer waste in alternative ways. Since 1960, the amount of annual waste generated by Americans has nearly tripled, to 250 million tons. More than half of this material ends up in landfills, with only 34 percent recovered through recycling or composting. From coffee grounds to shipping pallets to plastic bottles, consumers can reduce their environmental footprint by transforming what at first glance looks like trash into “green” treasures.
“Reusing goods keeps materials out the waste stream, preserves valuable resources and reduces pollution,” added Kriekels. “We are excited to see how others are inspired to upcycle and transform what they currently have into a ‘must-have’ item or idea.”
For more information about home heating solutions from Jaga Climate Systems, please visit www.jaga-usa.com.
For official “Trash to Treasure” contest rules, to enter a project or to vote for submissions, visit the Jaga Facebook page.
About Jaga Climate Systems
Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, Jaga Climate Systems is the Canadian division of Jaga International. Founded in 1962, Jaga International is one of the world’s leading specialists in the manufacture of award-winning, energy-saving heating solutions. Each year, Jaga produces more than one million feet of wall-mounted and trench heating featuring its unique Low-H2O technology. Active in over 40 countries, Jaga has been part of some of the world’s most acclaimed building projects.