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The People Build 2019

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The People Build Returns to Galway International Arts Festival

Having supported the popular People Build since 2017, supplying thousands of cardboard boxes to recreate iconic Galway landscapes. The build sees everyone out building together. Last year Walsh Waste supplied about 4 tonnes of cardboard across two builds, and 100% of this cardboard was recycled. 


“We are a long-time festival recycling partner and are committed to ensuring all waste is recovered or recycled. Walsh Waste moved away from using landfill as an outlet for mixed general waste in 2011,” explained Managing Director of Walsh Waste, Gerard Walsh.




Now in 2019 Walsh Waste will again support the People Build, after It won the hearts of Festival audiences in 2016 & 2017, French artist, Olivier Grossetête, returns to Galway International Arts Festival with The People Build, a spectacular architectural event that has captured the imagination the world over. Encouraging a sense of community whereby the public can get involved, The People Build will see hundreds of volunteers creating a large-scale and highly ambitious structure solely from cardboard. It will take place from July 19-21 and is entirely free.  

This year Grossetête and his team, together with hundreds of volunteers, will help transform cardboard boxes construct a cardboard replica of Galway’s iconic Cathedral. Once the structure has been demolished, Walsh Waste & Recycling will be on hand to take away over two tonnes of the crushed cardboard to be 100% recycled.