This activity helps to introduce young people to creative ways of using packaging waste
Develop these Key Competencies:
- Critical thinking
- Problem Solving
- Plastic water bottle (1 ltr size)
Soft drink PET bottles come in different shapes and sizes. These bottles can be used creatively to create planters as an art and craft activity. • Placing the bottle horizontally, the young person can cut out a rectangular section from one side of the plastic bottle. The bottle should have its cap on. The following steps are suggested: ◦ Fill the bottle with soil. ◦ Plant seeds of flowers or vegetables/ herbs in the soil. (Use what locally grown in your area) ◦ Use the string to hang the bottle in an appropriate place with maximum sunlight. ◦ Water the plant to see them grow. ◦ The facilitator should encourage the young person to share pictures of the reusable bottle planters in the class. • Evaluation: Did the young people understand the concept of reusing a plastic product? Did they come up with more ideas for the reuse of plastic waste?