knowtrash is our unique collection of 4000 contemporary recycled objects from around the globe.

We curate engaging bespoke exhibitions, celebrating creative recycling and inventive and resourceful makers.

Everything in the collection was once something else. Waste paper, metal, glass, plastic, textiles and rubber have been remade into sustainable, useful, and often beautiful, objects.

We are Neil Thomson, film editor and photographer, and Ruth Thomson, educational author. Our passion is to share stories behind the art and craft of recycling.

Our UK touring exhibition, Treasures from Trash, was first seen at the Eden Project in Cornwall.