Join our movement. A Rewarding
Circular Economy to reshape society.

Join our movement.
A Rewarding Circular Economy to reshape society.

No such thing as rubbish, just endless potential!
A green message that is powered through art.


Our tried and tested universal language is successful at separating the materials at their source.​


Through the power of art waste becomes a valuable material reducing the impact on our environment.


Education becomes key, to changing our relationship with waste, enabling us to thrive in a healthy culture.

separation education

Get Rewarded

Our not for profit community hub will exchange your rubbish for credits. Help your community become clean, sustainable and filled with potential.

REWARD with artcycle MB

Waste material becomes art

The current waste disposal system is broken! The ArtCycle MB is a valuable community material bank using single-stream separation formula where no materials are deliberately destroyed due to contamination. 
Our philosophy is creative education stimulates innovative thinking, harnessing craft skills, through a rich mixed-medium approach. Offering our society the chance to change their relationship with consumption and waste, whilst empowering young people to be entrepreneurs.

What materials can you Pledge?

Our unique NiftyBins™ separation education system provides endless supplies of clean raw materials for the schools arts and crafts plus funding our inspirational workshops. Learn how your school or organisation can partner to eradicate general waste from the streets, homes, schools and landfill. Plus save money.


The cycle of life

Raw Veg Food

Add vegetable or fruit scraps and peels, raw or cooked, and even when rotten can be added into your garden compost bin. Just make them small pieces so they're easier to decompose.


Stinky cigarette butts are more useful when repurposed into insecticide-resistant. Ash and tobacco are separated out and composted. Filters are extracted for repurposing into toys and furniture.


Whilst reusable sanitary pads can have a lifecycle of several years, the standard sanitary items have been piling landfill for years. However, a process can extracts the super absorbent polymer.

Chewing Gum

A process takes used bubblegum, cleans and purifies it, then mixes it with other recycled plastics to make a strong, durable and material. That nasty splodge is reshaped into welly boots.

Soft Plastics

Low-density Polyethene (LDPE), High-density Polyethene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP). An easy way to identify a soft plastic product is scrunch it up and notice it doesn't bounce back.

about us

Our History

Have you ever stood over the recycling bin wondering whether the piece in your hand should go in? Back in 2006, Stephen Corcoran, the inventor of NiftyBins™, was working as an installation artist at the popular Electric Picnic music festival in Ireland. While he was clearing his path by kicking plastic cups and cans out of the way, something remarkable happened…

Stephen Corcoran in a blue plastic squart

Recycling roadshow 2024

artcycle MB

Our six-sided marquee hosts educational zero-waste workshops and a Recycling Rave. As creativity flows, rubbish artists, sculptors, designers, and luxury craft entrepreneurs transform trash into treasure. Watch the adults and children’s behaviour shift from anti-social to Agents Of Change. Powered by art we are driving the Recycling Roadshow into a town near you!

One Yogurt Pot At a Time

London based plasticpreneur manufacturer Charlie, shows exactly how waste plastic can be reworked into beautiful and luxurious objects. 

3D Plastic Printing At Home?

In this video, Dorset-based, Brothers Make go through all the tips and tricks that they’ve picked up when looking for, processing, melting and working with HDPE.

Print is Not Dead

For Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates lifelike sculptures of animals by using old newspaper rolled and twisted into intricate shapes.


News & Trends

For the love of trees

Who doesn’t love a tree? This is a learning experience for us all, so implementing changes locally is fundamental to taking back some control over matters which seem to be at a government level.

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