The PET Cup exhibition is a hundred-square-meter installation, which uses the methods of modern scientific communication to effectively demonstrate the pollution of the Tisza river and the organizers' efforts to eliminate the problem.
The backdrop of the exhibition is a gigantic graphic display, which introduces the river, its values and contamination, as well as the mission of PET Cup, while introducing the fleets of the past years. Every single object on display was collected from the Tisza floodplains. They include a rubber duck, shoes, plants that grew into waste and even the waste wall of Zsurk.
During one of our waste archeology missions, we extracted a several-hundred-kilo cross section of the riverbank near the village of Zsurk, where the waste became part of the bank itself:
Leaving a small ecological footprint was a fundamental priority when creating the installation. With that in mind, we used Schneider Electric's discarded pallets as pedestals and to make PET seats. The PET curtain and the surface of the seats was made of bottles that were part of FKF Zrt.'s Guinness record attempt, making this their third use.
The purpose of our exhibition is to bring attention to the importance of protecting the waters of our homeland, while recruiting volunteers and companies for year-round waste collection and for the summer PET Cup race. The installation debuted at the Okoindusztria fair and has made appearances both at Explorers' Day and at Opusztaszer. The short popular science videos and other parts were included in the exhibition of Waste Academy. We always work on developing the content and the exhibition is available for rent as a whole or in parts. We are happy to show it to companies who consider environmental protection a priority in their corporate social responsibility. The PET Cup exhibition was sponsored by the National Waste Management Directorate. www.szelektalok.hu