R2D2 created from junk from the ReUsers

R2Junk2-8The force is with Birmingham artist Paul Chancellor who has created his very own replica Star Wars droid out of junk purchased from the Jericho ReUsers shop in Sutton Coldfield.

His out of this world life size recreation of the world famous droid R2D2 was put together using items picked up at a salvage shop including old plastic bin lids, bits of MDF, casters, after shave caps and even the door of a tumble dryer.

Paul, who lives in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield , said: “It’s a piece of art made from junk. They’re the sort of things people throw away every day. They don’t see the potential in the junk.”

The ReUsers shop is based next to the council’s tip in Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield and encourages people to donate their unwanted furniture and household items, rather than throw them on the dump.

Run by the Jericho Foundation charity, ReUsers then restores and recycles the unwanted items for sale as well as providing work for young apprentices.

Council bins boss Lisa Trickett said: “When we joined forces with the Jericho Foundation and Veolia to create the ReUsers, we couldn’t have imagined something like this happening.

“It’s great that citizens are turning from the dark side of landfill and supporting the re-use of unwanted items and training opportunities for people in our city.

“R2JUNK2 looks amazing and I am sure it won’t take long to be sold.”

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