Help make Tower Hamlets a great place to live, work and play
"TOSS YOUR NOS" project has several aims - - to provide a "NOS BOX" for recycling nitrous oxide canisters - to prevent littering of used canisters in the streets - to reuse and recycle nitrous oxide canisters (normally going to landfill) and build collection "NOS BOX" out of nitrous oxide canisters - to highlight awareness of nitrous oxide pollution, environmental and material waste The project is to build a NOS BOX collection point whereby nitrous oxide canisters can be deposited for reuse and up-cycling. A box made from NOS will be constructed demonstrating recycling capacity and indicating visually where the NOS can be recycled and how. The nitrous oxide canisters will be re-used and collected to make new boxes to begin a "TOSS YOUR NOS" campaign. Helping to clean up east London and bringing awareness to littering and ASB - the project aims to highlight caring for your neighborhood and creating safe and clean streets.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Nitrous oxide has plagued the streets of East London for years now. NOS use is the 2nd highest drug used in the UK for 16-24 year olds and is the 10th highest drug in the world. Sitting in a grey area - NOS is perceived as not being dangerous or harmful. Normally taken as a plural drug - it is the top environmental polluting drug. Often taken in clubs, festivals, from cars and in outdoor spaces - the metal canisters are thrown to the ground. Festivals such as Galstonbury have banned NOS due to subsequent problems with littering. Tower Hamlets has the highest drug usage across London - from its nighttime economy to local residents - Nitrous Oxide has become part of the ubiquitous landscape of East London. The project aims to clean up the streets and draw attention to this issue by creating NOS BOX - a place where canisters can be deposited for re-build, upcycling and collection.
Steps to get it done:
The project is at its infant stage - NOS BOX & "TOSS YOUR NOS" project is founded by Michelle Lowe-Holder partnering with designer Peter Nasielski, Robin Lockhart Director of Catalyst In Communities , Francesco Mazzarella of ReGo Project and Cam and Edzai Communications. NOS BOX 1 - will be launched at the Darul Ummah Care Center in collaboration with Jamiatul Ummah School & Darul Ummah Masjid in Shadwell, Oct. 2022. Sponsored by Tower Hamlets and built and designed by Peter Nasielski - this will launch the "TOSS YOUR NOS" message and begin our recycling campaign of nitrous oxide canisters to re-use and build more boxes. By way of example - the project hopes to demonstrate material value and to bring attention to littering and environmental awareness. The project accepts that Nitrous Oxide is dangerous drug and does not support , glamourise or encourage its use. "TOSS YOUR NOS" aims to bring about positive change and empowerment to our local communities.
About the space
Allen Gardens, Buxton St . Shoreditch Greater London E1
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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