Re-using plastic and inventing alternatives
Before we head off to Scapa tomorrow to Pick Up Three Pieces (probably mostly plastic) it was time to have a look at the models and prototypes some of us had made. We had considered how we could re-use plastics or make things almost entirely without plastics in them. We had a night light/garden light made from a green plastic drinks bottle with beautifully decorated wings, a fruit bat notelet holder and hanging display, a purple spider pencil holder and sharpener (much nicer than the original plastic version), a giant paper piggy bank and a funnel made from strong paper which could be used for dry foods like rice and even a small amount of water. The centre picture is an awesome alternative packed lunch box complete with handle and belt to keep it tight shut, inside it has a sandwich container and yogurt pot and drinks bottle. The glass containers are padded for safelty and insulation and there is not a scrap of plastic in sight! Eco-tastic and it looks great too - we might see it next on The Dragon's Den!