Most of us do not think much about recycling. We might clean bottle and jars, crush cartons and break down boxes. We might sort these items into their designated bins or bags, but once we lose sight of the recyclables, the rest of the process is an abstraction. Recycling makes us feel good, but few of us know what actually happens to a plastic bottle after we drop it into a bin.
While it is convenient to consume drinks straight out of plastic bottles, the trash that is accunulated in the process takes a huge toll on the health of our environment. Bottles which is use to package watwr takes over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, produce toxic fumes.
Since reuse is a step up from recycling, repurposing plastic bottles we have already have is an excellent way or habit to get into if we want to do our share to help save the environment.
So at PCF SPARKLETOTS PRESCHOOL @ BUKIT GOMBAK 535, we have decided to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and saving the Earth. We decided to create our own Recycled Bottle Plants. In this projects, the K2 children are required to bring their own 1.5 litre bottles as the ‘pot’ for the plants. In addition to that, the children listened to a book titled “Mrs Potts Goes Green”. Not only that, the children were taught about the lifecycle of a plant and what the plant needs in order to grow.
Once the children have the knowlege of the plants and ideas of recycling, we started off the project. The children we excited to create thier own bottle plants and with the knoeldge they have gained, they brought it home to share it with their family on how to take care of the Earth and recycle things.