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!


  1. It was really interesting seeing what everyone made I liked all of them. The most cool one was the lunch box what a creative idea. I was the one holding the funnel very plain compare to the others makes but it can be very useful in the kitchen.

    Erin P5

  2. Very impressive,the lunch box is so cool! I like the others too. Well done everyone! Caroline(Laura's mum)