Posted on Dec 06, 2018
Recycle Rebuild approached St Johns Primary School, Portsmouth to organise a plastic bottle collection competition, upon which the pupils of the school were tasked to collect as many plastic bottle caps as possible from their homes, and communities.
The recycling plastic project is funded by the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Rotary Club of Grenada, Rotary Clubs of Barbados, (CNC machine) and implemented by Recycle Rebuild. The project aims to collect plastic and promote recycling amongst the Portsmouth community, in turn, creates sustainable jobs at a small community ran recycling centre in a space donated by the Portsmouth Town Council.
 
 
As a part of the initiative, Recycle Rebuild approached St Johns Primary School, Portsmouth to organise a plastic bottle collection competition, upon which the pupils of the school were tasked to collect as many plastic bottle caps as possible from their homes, and communities. Plastic bottle caps are one of the main pollutants that are entering the ocean through Dominica's waterways and are easily mistaken for food by many marine creatures. With that in mind, the students set about searching high and low for every possible bottle cover knowing the difference they were making and the potential of being crowned winners of this months Recycling Competition. 
 
 
This morning, after one month of searching and storing bottle caps, each grade had their collection bagged and weighed during assembly with 175 pupils anxiously cheering , as the winners slowly became more apparent: GRADE K, with 13.9kg (6950 caps). With the total efforts of all the students totalling 59.7kg (29,850 caps). A huge achievement for just 30 days of collection. 
 
The winning year students received prizes for their efforts and a plaque noting their achievements this November and the school will continue over the Christmas season and into the new year to find out who will win this January 2019. 
This is one of the products Recycle Rebuild is able to produce using the bottle caps.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are searching for more schools in the area to get involved in these style events. 

 
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