To encourage recycling in schools, Stirling Primary School started a ‘Bottles2Bricks’ initiative that encourages families and pupils to make ecobricks at home and deliver them at the school.
About 1,221 ecobricks were made for this initiative with the help of about 50 pupils.
Stirling primary teacher Wesley Renton said the school has also developed an ecobrick station that encourages recycling in the school.
“These ecobricks are then used for low cost building or furniture. We have made two different types of furniture, a rocking chair and ottomans that are covered,” he said.
A truck from Yebo Tanks collected all the ecobricks that were stored at the school recently and transported them to Yellowwoods Forest in Morgan Bay where they will be used to build a ‘swop shop’ that will empower the local community.