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When Plastics Can be Made Fantastic!


Jemima and Eilidh and our Lighthouse Team are embarking on a fantastic beach plastic recycling scheme to encourage more people to put more effort into cleaning up the plastic polluting the sea and beaches around the College.

They've devised a series of bins, each marked clearly with what can be dumped:
- Type 1 plastics (usually softer and clear plastics such as water bottles)  
- Type 2 plastics (generally harder and thicker plastics such as bottle lids)
- Ecobrick plastics (flimsy plastics such as sweet wrappers that cannot go into type 1 or type 2 bins 
- Miscellaneous plastics (plastics that don’t go into any of the other bins, such as fishing nets)

They are hoping to develop this into a scheme that will utilise and upcycle this plastic in a creative way. This could entail shredding the plastic and then remoulding it into new objects such as keep cups for example. They are using Precious Plastic as the inspiration for their project and we wish them lots of luck!
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