Over the course of a year, Zero Waste Lab, a non-profit association with the mission of a junk-free future, has been organizing a variety of activities under the Zero Waste premise. Now you will intervene in one of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital, Mouraria, in a very original way.
The residents of that area were approached in a variety of ways – interventions, forums, awareness raising, community discussion – in the sense of a shared responsibility to protect the natural resources of a planet that belongs to all of us.
Now comes RE-VOLTA, a work of art that will open on Thursday, September 19th, at 6 pm on Rua da Mouraria, next to the Chapel of Our Lady of Health. Developed by designer Madalena Martins and illustrator Nuno Saraiva , it is a sculpture about 4 meters high, made of disposable materials from various sources, including donations.
The creators of the play reveal in a statement that "this is the plastic that we have been dumping over the sea for several years. Sick and sick of receiving it, the fish makes a trip through the city sewers, returning so much of our trash in an angry vomit! " The intention is therefore to spread the idea that a disposable life strongly harms life on earth, including its natural resources, such as water. The protection of ecosystems and natural biodiversity is thus on the agenda of this movement and symbolized in the form of art.
Garbage Zero Mouraria was supported by partners, volunteers, participants and, of course, the local community, in an all systemic movement. It was funded by the Lisbon City Council and promoted by Zero Waste Lab. In total 30 actions were carried out, with 700 participants and a total of 199300 beatas collected, so the numbers reflect the success of the project.