Keep America Beautiful, Jason Mecier Creates Map of the United States Using SXSW Trash

Mar 18, 2013 8:45 AM ET
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At SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas, collage artist Jason Mecier recently created “Keep America Beautiful,” a 10-foot tall mural of the United States made completely using trash collected at the event. It was sponsored by the nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful and Glad and was on display at the event’s SouthBites area until March 16, 2013.
About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.