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Wonders with Waste: Workshop by Green the Gap

November 18, 2013 • Posted in: News, Workshops

Perhaps one of the biggest elephants in the room, waste, was literally welcomed to the E-Base this workshop. To introduce students to waste and its hazards, Green the Gap jumped in to share a little of their knowledge with our students at the E-Base.

Green the Gap Innovations with Waste- 18- 20th oct (1)

With an innovative name game, Vimlendu Jha of Green the Gap brought to the students notice of just how many items around us get purchased and eventually get trashed to become eternal residents of landfills or particles of the air through incineration. We had the likes of ‘Clea Pepsi Bottle’, ‘Jaya Panni’, ‘Ashwin Chappal’ and so on. So, for the day, we switched to our alternative names. With more than 50 items that have the potential to be waste once their life is over being named during the game, the students didn’t take long to realize that sustainability is not an integral part of our modern lives.

Making their eco-friendly pens!

Making their eco-friendly pens!

Hence, came our next activity which helped the students understand how to deal with all the different kinds of waste that is generated in their villages. Right from what can be recycled, composted and that what is destined for the landfill, the students familiarized themselves with it all. They were also familiarized with the 3 R’s. Reducing, reusing and something Green the Gap is an expert of- creatively upcycling!

The students enjoyed making things of waste! They were amazed at the possibilities that arise from waste!

The students enjoyed making things of waste! They were amazed at the possibilities that arise from waste!

Learning how to make paper bags.

Learning how to make paper bags.

They had a blast making items such as paper bags, planters, bodies of pens for their pen refills and much more.

Posing with their creatively upcycled PET Bottles.

Posing with their creatively upcycled PET Bottles.

For the E-Base fair coming up on the 24th of November, the students have a “Best of Waste” Competition in which they will take a garbage item and convert it into something useful! We’re really looking forward to seeing their ideas for waste especially after such an inspiring session!

Till Sunday,

Signing off as Pooja PET Bottle

P.S.: Watch out for our very unique waste installation at the Pench Tiger Reserve this Sunday, 24th November at the E-Base Fair!

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