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The War on Waste Menindee Market Day postponed

The War on Waste Market Day in Menindee, due to happen tomorrow, has been postponed until Sunday, July 31.

The Broken Hill Small Business Association have been working with the Menindee Branch of the CWA to hold the markets as a regular event.

The two organisations will be signing a memorandum of understanding to kick off the first market day.

Margot Muscat from the Country Women’s Association (CWA), who is helping to organise the markets, explained they wanted to revive the markets in Menindee and wanted to highlight innovative ways people can recycle.

“The War on Waste theme for the market day is a spinoff from the Waste to Art competition that highlighted how waste can be recycled into art. We hope people will find creative and safe ways to reuse and recycle waste,” Ms Muscat said.

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Menindee hosted the Waste to Art competition in 2010.

The annual Waste to Art competition and art exhibition challenges people to create works of art using waste destined for landfill.

The CWA are inviting stallholders to take part in the markets – stall sites are $10 for the day and stallholders are required to have public liability insurance.

People can find out about the type of insurance people need from the organisers, or from Elders Insurance in Broken Hill.

Elders explained that taking out insurance is a very quick procedure.

On the day there will be morning tea, BBQ food, cakes, plants, clothing, and bric-a-brac available for purchase.

Two prizes will be awarded for recycled creativity at the market.

There will be a prize for the best plant in a recycled container and a prize for a best War on Waste recycled item using the theme ‘whatever your heart desires’.

Anyone wanting to participate in the recycling competition will need to officially enter their creations by 11am on the day of the markets.

The War on Waste market is being held between 10am and 1pm on July 31 at the Country Women’s Association hall grounds in Perry Street, Menindee.

Details about the markets are available from Margot Muscat on 0427437522.

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