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News Release: October 17, 2019

Every generation has a chance to change the world

The Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change exhibition opens Oct. 19 at PAMA

Brampton, ON (October 17, 2019) – As a kick-off to Waste Reduction Week, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is pleased to showcase an important exhibition, Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change which opens on Oct. 19 and runs through March 22, 2020 Trash Talk explores the growing challenges of residential waste management, and creative solutions across the Region and the world. It also highlights facts you need to know about the “3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle)”, the circular economy, environmental pollution, cutting-edge innovations and government policies and framework.

In this exhibit, you’ll learn more about recycling initiatives here at the Region of Peel. You’ll see what happens at Waste Management facilities, learn about “wishcycling” and “the yuck factor”, and why a circular economy matters. Find out how plastic was invented, and learn more about textile waste, one of the biggest environmental challenges we’re all facing. You can weave mats from plarn (plastic yarn made from plastic bags), dig into a landfill, play a sorting game, and learn more about the 3R’s. Get inspired by new innovations and pledge your commitment to the environment at our crowd source and selfie walls.

“Everything comes from the Earth – we have to share these resources wisely. Preparing for this exhibit has been an eye-opening experience for me, learning the details about waste management here in Peel, and realizing how interconnected we all are.” – Sam Cronk, Sr. Curator, History at PAMA.

How much do you know about the life cycle of the stuff you buy? Do you throw your old clothes into recycling bins? When you leave your garbage bins at the curb, is it “out of sight out of mind”? Where does it all go anyway?

Trash Talk won’t give you all the answers – but we have great information, helpful facts, and important initiatives to share. Come experience this exhibit, and let’s hear your ideas to help the environment!

Programming Highlights

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

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