Factories all over Ireland throw away huge amounts of perfectly re-usable waste from the factory floor. Dross Evolution (a group of group of nationally- and internationally-recognized Irish artists) work to keep these sorts of materials out of our landfill sites by using them to create a wide variety of quality Art and Design products. They have a gallery in Naas where you can see what they produce. Or, if you are on Maynooth University this coming Thursday, November 23, you can get an up-close view of their work. To celebrate European Week for Waste Reduction, they’ll be in Room SE130, the School of Education building, on the north campus from 11am to 3pm. Among other activities, you can bring your own recycle items to make art, participate in a wool workshop, see a Cloth Nappy Library, and a Baby Wear Sling library! Should be an interesting opportunity to see how you can reduce waste.