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2001/84/519 Box, paper recycling, recycled paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made by Visy c.2000. Click to enlarge.

Box, paper recycling, recycled paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made by Visy c.2000

Made in Australia, Oceania, 2000.

This recycled cardboard box was manufactured by the Australian company, Visy, for the collection of paper and cardboard at Olympic venues. Similar boxes were stationed throughout Olympic Park and the Olympic Village for the collection of cooking oil, clinical waste, food scraps and recyclable materials. However, in contrast to other Sydney 2000 recycling boxes, which are colour coded, this example simply features the Visy logo and recycling instructions.

From 1995, SOCOG developed an ambitious ...

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/519

Object Statement

Box, paper recycling, recycled paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made by Visy c.2000

Physical Description

Box, paper recycling, recycled paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made by Visy c.2000

Recycle Box, rectangular, cardboard, collapsed, no lid, serrated edge. White outside, plain inside, Text on front and back, in blue 'VISY', in black 'Makes paper recycling', in blue 'easy'. In black text: 'Every tonne of recycled paper/ saves the equivalent of 13 trees from/ being chopped down./ And recycling reduces the volume of material going to landfill. You can do your bit to help save/ the environment by donating all of/ your waste office paper right here./ And when the box is full, toss the/ contents (not the box) into the wheelie/ bin. When all the wheelie bins are full, just call us & we'll collect them./ Easy. In blue text: 'Made from Visy white liner. A 100% recycled paper made from various fibres including de-inked office paper. On each side, Visy recycling logo below black text: 'No/ foil wrapper/ carbon/ food scraps/ food wrappers/ glass/ plastics/ typewriter ribbons/ polystyrene cups/ sticky tape/ adhesive labels/ facial tissues/ paper towels/ thermal fax paper/ cellophane/ rubber bands/ dead flower/ metal binder fasteners'.

Dimensions

Height

365 mm

Width

155 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Visy for use at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Made by Visy for use at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Made

Australia, Oceania 2000

History

Notes

Unused

Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.

Source

Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection. Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October 2001

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Box, paper recycling, recycled paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made by Visy c.2000 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2019, <https://ma.as/501929>

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