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POM Nature Park and BSP Launch Trash to Treasure Festival

Friday, June 3, 2022

BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) in partnership with Port Moresby Nature Park has launched the BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival in Port Moresby that will see 5 weekends of classic displays of sculpture created from trash.

The aim of the festival is to raise awareness on the growing issue of waste, in particular plastic pollution, to encourage the public to rethink their rubbish and how much each person creates.

The event will transform solid waste into aesthetically powerful larger-than-life sculptures to demonstrate the type and amount of trash that is created in Port Moresby and challenge the repurposing of items that would ordinarily be thrown away.

BSP as naming rights sponsor of the event was pleased to lead the initiative supported by other corporate bodies and sponsors.

BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager Amelia Minnopu at the launch on Thursday.

BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager Amelia Minnopu at the launch said, “One of the bank’s key Social interaction is- Responsibilities, we want to empower the community to make recycling part of their everyday lives in this new normal and help them think responsibly. Hence, keeping our communities clean and safe by being responsible to renew, reuse and respect our environment by recycling empty plastic bags, bottles, glass and rubbers that pollute our environment.”

“Our contribution of being a responsible bank precedes respect for our participation for creating a sustainable environment in  setting benchmarks in PNG for tourism, animal welfare, conservation, and research and community nature based education,” added Ms Minnopu.

Port Moresby Nature Park Interim CEO Kesley Engele, thanked BSP for being a genuine partner in the program for the last 4 years since its inception in 2019 and continue to take responsibilities to help create awareness and conducting annual Go Green campaigns.

POM Nature park giving sponsorship partners a tour of the park.

“I am also overwhelmed by the support from the corporate bodies in taking a stand in this awareness in contributing financially, socially and responsibly - partnering with the Nature Park to create a more sustainable environment,” said  Engele.

The BSP Trash to Treasure Festival will see sculptures created from wastes of Tins, bottles, plastics and glasses displayed at the Nature Park for 5 weekends from 4th June to 3rd July 2022 for all to see. We welcome students and families to come and be part of this fantastic event in being responsible for our environment.