20 February 2023
Recycled Plastics For Class
Since mid 2022, the Murray Bridge High School has been running a plastics recycling program, where the students sort and process plastic bottle lids donated to the school from the community. The students sort, clean and granulate the plastic before it can be used to produce a number of items ranging from carabiner clamps, hair combs through to larger beams of plastic that can then be used in a range of manufacturing processes.
This year's year 9 Young Designers class has used materials produced by last year's class to build a bench seat to be used by students in the school. The bench used approximately 36 kg of plastic to produce this is the equivalent to approximately 18,000 bottle caps. The combs are sold by the school and a number have also been donated to Mypolonga Primary School for sale in their School Shop.