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Single use to Reuse: getting creative with your trash

Date & time

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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Arrien Weeks, BFA 06, MA 21


This event is free


University Advancement



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In this webinar for all ages, reuse specialist Arrien Weeks, BFA 06, will explore how to take waste items around the house and turn them into something useful or fun.

You'll also have the opportunity to share what single-use waste items you might be struggling with. We’ll then brainstorm together how you might give them* a new reusable life.


  1. Find the reuse potential in single-use.
  2. Use what you already have.
  3. Shop in your own home.

Recommended materials:

  • Takeout containers
  • Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
  • Food packaging (mushroom containers, chip bags, milk cartons)
  • Pencil crayons
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Other interesting waste items

*Not all waste items can be upcycled, but we’ll try our best!

Arrien Weeks, BFA 06

Arrien Weeks, BFA 06

Material and Tool Literacy Coordinator, Concordia University’s Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)

Arrien is currently a master’s student in Art Education where he is researching how studio-based fine-arts students are learning about sustainable material practices at Concordia. He also holds degrees in multidisciplinary design and industrial design.

Arrien is a long-standing member of Concordia’s sustainability community and gives talks on sustainable design at Concordia, McGill and Dawson College. He runs his own sustainable design consultancy and is a builder, gardener, forager and cook.

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