Will you help build the borough’s plastic planet person?

The borough’s plastic planet person is on the way –and now an appeal has gone out for village volunteers who want to get involved in the big build.

Littered plastics – mainly thrown-away drinks bottles – were collected by children taking part in the annual Big Schools Clean Up, and then by the hundreds of volunteers who took part in the Big Boston Clean Up. Almost 100 large plastic bin liners were filled with plastics alone.

Now artist Laura Mabbutt is to create a sculpture from the plastics with a message about plastic use and abuse. Laura’s research has revealed that we produce one plastic person for every person on Earth every year – a staggering 400,000,000 tonnes.

So she will create a plastic person standing on a plastic Earth to reinforce the message that plastics pollution is overwhelming the planet.

The plastic collected will be stripped into yarn to weave and anyone can join in to help Laura at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10,11 and 12 from 10am to 3pm.

If you want to lend a hand please contact Jen Moore on 01205 314200 or email her at jenny.moore@boston.gov.uk giving an indication of when you can come and for how long. Jen would also like to hear from any schools or youth groups which want to be involved.

The sculpture be displayed at this year’s Lincolnshire Show as part of an exhibit by the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership and then go on public display in the borough.

Laura has been jointly commissioned by Transported, the Arts Council of England-funded Creative People and Places programme for Boston and South Holland to engage more people in the arts.