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9th August 2018

From Bottles to Benches

From Bottles to Benches

Nagle College VCAL Literacy students met with St Mary’s Primary School students between July 30 and August 7 to talk about their Bottle Brick project which will see students transform bottles and inorganic rubbish into “bricks”.
 
This project highlights the amount of waste we dispose of on a daily basis and aims to reduce landfill waste by (hopefully) filling enough bottles to make seating (and possibly more) for around the school. It also provides students with a creative and hands-on way to divert waste from landfills.
 
A component of this project encourages Nagle Students to share their learning by preparing and delivering a presentation that is engaging and relevant to primary school aged children.
 
The bottle brick concept is simple; fill a clean empty plastic bottle with as much inorganic waste as will fit, tamping it down as you go. You’d be amazed by the amount of rubbish you can fit into one bottle!
 
Students, staff and families are invited to participate in this project by collecting dry, non-recyclable, inorganic waste and empty plastic bottles. Or if you’d prefer, you can create your own “bottle bricks” at home and bring them in. All donations should please be directed to Ms Skye Smith in the English office. 
 
To find out more about bottle bricks please visit https://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-transform-plastic-%E2%80%9Cwaste%E2%80%9D-into-a-bottle-brick