New Selkirk Avenue Mural to Promote Recycling

The Simply Recycle mural is located at 595 Selkirk Avenue (HANDOUT)

A new mural will officially be unveiled on Selkirk Avenue today to promote recycling.

Aptly called the “Simply Recycle” mural, it was commissioned by Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and Take Pride Winnipeg! Inc. The mural is meant to beautify the city’s North End and illustrates Manitobans’ commitment to environmental protection in recycling.

The mural is 14 feet by 100 feet and located on the north east corner of Selkirk and McGregor, a commonly targeted area for vandalism and graffiti. MMSM hopes the mural will deter graffiti and tagging while encouraging the positive message of recycling.

“This artwork demonstrates our collective commitment to recycling as a means of protecting natural resources, providing new materials for Canadian businesses and managing the environment for future generations,” said Karen Melnychuk, executive director of MMSM. “It is our vision of a “green” Winnipeg. We hope the Simply Recycle mural will encourage Winnipeggers and tourists alike to actively participate in their community recycling programs”.