Competition: we've teamed up with Australian company Makedo to give away ten sets of their reusable connector system for creatively recycling waste materials.
The set consists of three simple plastic components that can be used to make new creations out of cardboard boxes, plastic packaging and other everyday materials that usually get thrown away.
Unlike glue or sticky tape, Makedo connectors can be cleanly and easily disassembled and reused.
This competition has now closed.
Here's some more information from Makedo:
We love making. Not just making, but making do – reusing the stuff we already have to make something new.
Makedo is a reusable connector system that enables construction using everyday materials including cardboard, plastic and fabric to create new things.
Makedo's connector system is designed specifically to enable creative upcycling of found materials; but more than this, Makedo is about imagination, sustainability, community and play.
We want people to see and inject new value into things that might otherwise be regarded as waste. Our aim is to encourage people to use their imagination and see the creative possibilities in the reuse of everyday materials.
As well as being an intuitive construction system for creating new objects from reclaimed materials, the Makedo connectors are designed for disassembly so that materials remain uncontaminated and can be separated for recycling or to be repurposed into new creations.
Makedo encourages both directed and open-ended playful creativity by making it easy to build creations from up-cyclable materials commonly found in the home – that's right, yesterday's takeaway containers, those old shoe boxes that you never threw out, your nana's fabric scraps and so much more.
Congratulations to the winners! Paulo Borlido and Bas Kolkman in Holland, Verena Schmaus in Germany, Angela Gilbert and John Hetherington in the UK, Zoran Dragel in Canada, Dave Gillespie in the USA, Sarine Sahakian in Lebanon, Daniela Silva in Portugal and Edward Farinha in Australia all won a Makedo construction set.