Original art pieces have debuted above waste bins at Union South with the goal of improving visitors’ waste disposal practices.
Hannah Best, a UW-Madison alumna, and Anderson Ruppa, a UW-Madison senior, have created informative sculptural displays and graphics to highlight the proper ways to dispose of waste at Union South. The information used by the artists was generated by a class taught by Bret Shaw, environmental communication specialist for UW-Extension and an LSC associate professor.
Students from the class and Office of Sustainability interns analyzed waste in a process called waste audits at Union South. Their research proved the need for education about sorting waste to prevent contamination of Union South’s waste stream. The collaborative works are being displayed at three waste bin locations at Union South.