May’s buds opening up to see the light

One wise Native American once said, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. If we continue exploiting nature at this rate, Earth’s natural resources will cease to exist in the years to come. Earth is giving, but even the most generous soil becomes infertile when abused. We must understand that it is our duty to protect it and preserve the national treasures for the generations to come. To do so we must study the consequences of our actions, calculate the risks, and manipulate the numbers to our advantage.

A research, done by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010, showed that 12.4 percent of the municipal solid waste stream was plastic. That’s equivalent to 31 million tons of plastic waste, only 8 percent of which was recycled. Plastic makes up almost everything that surrounds us during the day, ranging from the water bottles we drink out of, to the toys and furniture in our houses. Here on, I found it imperative to consider a recycling project with plastic materials.

Say you went out on a picnic and used up a bunch of plastic disposable cups and spoons, then threw them away in the garbage. These spoons and cups will end up in the waste stream and contribute to polluting our environment. Instead, they can be reused to create an original masterpiece and a beautiful addition to your bedroom. Just follow these 2 simple steps to turn your plastic rubbish to a flower accessory or chandelier. Cut out the tip of the spoons as the petals. Paste them on the plastic cups starting from the top and ending at the bottom using glue. There you have it: simple but creative. Nothing goes to waste! Think, Eat, Save.



8 thoughts on “May’s buds opening up to see the light

  1. Dear grade 11 students:

    This is totally brilliant?! An exellent way to make your own homemade ” buda opening up to see the light” and i think many people will try it!

  2. Dear grade 11 students,
    I think that in this way we can produce a clean country and peaceful country and this activity is very amazing , so instead of throwing these things on street and sea just we can throw them in their correct place in garbage so we can benefit from them.
    Best Regards,
    Sara Sleiman

  3. Dear Natalia,

    When I knew about your blog, I was wondering what it would present. I have asked someone who told me it that it is about artifacts. To be honest I didn’t expect it to be so creative, easy made, well presented, and most importantly it is friendly when it comes for nature. It uses materials that may harm nature if thrown away.
    I’ll try this activity for I liked it.
    Miss Nagham

  4. Dears,
    It’s a great idea , a creative idea too to reusing things…
    Jana kawass-french educated-grade 8

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