A brand new immersive exhibition has arrived at the Glasgow Science Centre, and it’s made entirely out of recycled cans. A whopping 1,500 cans have been used for the art installation, to prove the infinite recyclability of aluminium as well as to raise awareness of recycling. The exhibition is organised by the not-for-profit organisation Every Can Counts, which helps empower people to recycle drink cans.
The temporary Infinity Room installation, will be open to the public from October 17 until January 8, where visitors can go inside a giant can made of regular sized cans. Once you step inside the giant drink can, you will be transported to a mirrored room made of 25 square meters of mirrors that create an illusion of being surrounded by an infinite number of suspended aluminium cans. A narrator will then take you on an educational journey through aluminium can recycling and its environmental benefits.
What is more, visitors who share pictures and videos of the Every Can Counts immersive exhibition on social media (with #EveryCanCounts) will have the chance to win tickets to experience the Newton Flight Academy at Glasgow Science Centre – which is home to Scotland’s only full-motion flight simulators.
Every Can Counts was founded in 2009 as a non-profit communications programme aiming to inspire, encourage and empower people to recycle empty drink cans. As well as partnering with European and UK drink can manufacturers, the organisation also has a goal to achieve a 100% recycling rate for drink cans throughout Europe.
Chris Latham-Warde from Every Can Counts added: “Recycle Week is the perfect occasion to launch our new Infinity Room installation in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre. We can all help the environment by doing the right thing with recyclable packaging, such as drink cans. Our installation seeks to illustrate this in a really visual way by capturing the infinite recyclability of aluminium. We want to leave visitors inspired by the vital role they can play in keeping this cycle going and enabling aluminium to be recycled again and again, forever.”