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SD 135 students ‘upcycle’ garbage into art

Eric KerkstrJerling Junior High OrlPark begins his project made mostly newspaper.  |  Supplied photo

Eric Kerkstra, of Jerling Junior High in Orland Park, begins his project made mostly of newspaper. | Supplied photo

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Updated: May 8, 2013 6:05AM



Junior high students in Orland School District 135 are “upcycling” recycled materials as part of the Rethink, Recycle, Re-create art contest hosted by the Orland Park Recreation Department’s SmartLiving Department.

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into a useful or beautiful form. Newspapers, water bottles, magazines and other scrap materials are some of the items students are using to create one-, two- and three-dimensional designs.

Eligible entries must exclusively use recycled or scrap materials along with fastener materials such as glue, twine and tape.

Entries must be submitted by April 17 and will be judged by the Village of Orland Park Art Commission.

Winning projects will be on display at the old village hall, 14413 S. Beacon Ave., from April 29 through May 3.

Students from Century, Jerling and Orland junior high schools will participate in the contest.

Staff reports



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