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Ohio University Student Creates Recycled Art Display from Forgotten Items

The display includes items like used textbooks, little league trophies and cameras,

Ohio University and Campus Recycling and Zero Waste Manager Andrew Ladd has created the “Hall of Cool Things,” which features forgotten objects left behind by students. From used textbooks to little league trophies to cameras, this unique display helps save items from going to landfill.

Campus Recycling hopes to recycle 80 percent of the university’s waste by ramping up recycling efforts and finding new uses for recycled items.

The Post has more:

In a humid, airless facility tucked behind the The Ridges, forgotten memories can be found.

Used textbooks, bobbleheads, little league trophies and cameras sit delicately on a far shelf. The “Hall of Cool Things,” Campus Recycling and Zero-Waste Manager Andrew Ladd calls it.

A swirling art project that once was displayed on campus hangs above as decor and gives the stuffy storage facility life — especially on this sticky Athens summer day, when standing outside is almost unbearable.

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