2022 Trash Art Contest winners announced

two pieces of art made from objects considered trash

Five winners transformed trash into stunning art pieces in the third annual UW Trash Art Contest.

The contest, organized by UW Recycling, received more than 20 submissions from students, faculty and staff in the categories of literature, 2D art and 3D art. The artwork needed to be created from items normally thought of as trash. Artists were asked to express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste.

This year's winners were:

2022 Trash Art Contest

a bird skeleton sculpture made out of trash on a background. The text to the left says that the art piece is named Future Vision by Hannah Zizza. There is text on the right that says UW Recycling's Trash Art Contest 2022 with the UW logo in the top right corner.

UW Recycling is excited to host another Trash Art Contest for 2022!  

The categories this year include literature, 2D and 3D art. Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as trash or a literary piece about waste. Art pieces should express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic that relates to waste. This contest is open to all UW students, faculty and staff. 

Learn about waste reduction during Campus Race to Zero Waste

campus race to zero waste logo on a photo of the UW campus

Campus Race to Zero Waste (CRZW), formerly RecycleMania, starts this week at the University of Washington. For the ninth year, the UW will be participating in the friendly recycling competition between colleges and universities. As part of CRZW, UW Recycling is organizing activities to focus on plastic waste reduction. Here are some ways you can get involved.