While exploring the current news we found out that in New Zealand we have lots of recycled plastic that we can’t do anything with. Warehouses and yards stacked very high with cubed plastic bottles and containers just sitting there. We started to look at the life of plastic, the uses of plastic. We discovered that you can only recycle plastic once and then you have to throw it out,
Maddox: it takes about 500 years for plastic to start to decompose
Luca: We burn our plastic so it's okay we don’t add to the landfill.
We started to think of things we need or want that is made of plastic. We began to create piggy banks.
Plastic creation piggy bank
Cup and ball games
Plastic creation hand and ball game
Plastic creations juice
Plastic creation toothpaste
Plastic creation pencil case
Plastic creations cat feeder
Plastic creation birdhouse
Plastic creation candles
We then started looking at other countries and were shocked to find out that there are countries that grow food because they don't have space or the ground is not good for growing food. We then came up with the idea
Nathan: why can’t they use our bottles to plant their food in
Zoe: They need to be big cause plants grow big
Lachlan: They would use less water
We set about designing and planning and creating prototypes.
Plastic creation planning stage of our creations
Plastic creation processes
Plastic creations planters
Plastic creations planting the planters
Watch our plastic creation video here