We know teachers love resources so we have developed an Eco-Beasts Assembly Pack for you to use. It covers what happened at the CAD day, launches our ‘Design an Eco Beast’ competition and explains the tricky concept of sustainability through drama. You also get access to all the photos from the day. This particular pack also launches a sustainability week at your school, there is an additional PowerPoint with lots of ideas to get your creativity flowing. Please use, adapt, add to and comment, we would love to see what you are doing at your school!
Follow this link to the Google Drive folder or download Microsoft documents below.
We hope you all enjoyed seeing our machines at work at EcoBeasts CAD day, we really enjoyed meeting you all. As you know we collect plastic waste across the city and turn it into new products, making waste use-able again, this not only helps to clean up our city but also helps develop a circular economy.
We have made a great start but now need your help!
We need to collect lots of plastic waste, at the moment we are using bottle tops and need as many as we can get. We have made some posters for you to display at school. As EcoBeasts, think about how you can best collect these tops at your school? How can you make sure everyone know about it? Can you collect from family and friends as well? Can you use this collection to raise awareness about the plastic problem?
NOTE: Please be careful not to encourage more people to use more plastic bottles in order to collect lids, reusable is still better! It can be hard to make these changes all of the time, so by re-purposing your lids with us, you help make less waste.
When you have lots of lids ready to be collected, please message us on here, you can comment on this blog post and we will come and pick them up.
Precious Plastic are excited to be spreading the word of plastic re-purposing at Bangkok Design Week from 26th Jan to 3rd Feb and will need as many bottle tops as possible. If you want to see the machines in action again, please come along!
Here is what we have been up to at St. John Mary International School!
This past January, SJMIS proudly launched its “Recycling and Eco-Sustainability program”. On January 10, Teacher Fred took a small group of Grade 5 and Grade 6 students to a community action day in Bangkok with other international schools. They participated in workshops thinking of ways to make their schools more “eco friendly”.
Three weeks later, they held a school-wide assembly where they taught students and teachers about climate change, recycling and how our actions as individuals and and as a school can make a positive impact.
From Feb 11-Mar 11, the Elementary School has conducted a “Homeroom recycling challenge” in which each homeroom collected plastic bottles,paper, aluminum cans and glass bottles. Over four weeks, the school collected and recycled over 235 kg (518lbs) of material! The program has been an exciting and eye opening experience for the SJMIS community. On one hand, we have seen how the spirit of competition can inspire us to do great work. On the other, we have seen how challenging it is to (a) spread this message to our larger community and (b) connect with recycling companies in our area.
We look forward to sharing more about our progress as our program grows. Our hopes include starting a student club, creating a raised-bed vegetable garden from eco bricks and cement and selling reusable products like bamboo straws in our school store!