Martin Adlington, "Professional Garbologist" and Ecological Artist

Interviewed by Tim LynchAugust 12, 2009
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My aim is to inspire people to take personal responsibility for their own environmental footprint, & to encourage them to make a difference”.

Martin has spent time at street level picking up household trash and is now one of NZs up and coming garbage artists, but much more, he is using his art awareness of industrial and household waste to make us more conscious of our propensity as the 5th largest producer per capita of garbage and trash, to change our ways.

From his home in Browns Bay he trash-trawls, dumpster-dives & beachcombs to collect detritus from the global scrapheap to make into recycled art - mainly sculptural pieces & contemporary fashion accessories.

Listen to an entertaining and often very funny discussion on how rubbish has been the off-handedly got rid of since we in NZ lost the plot after being potty trained.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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