South Africa
Own challenge - making product out of waste
Posted by Danville Park Girls' High School, South Africa on 8 September 2019
Selling our product for Project Rhino
Selling our product for Project Rhino

As an additional Environmental fundraiser (CROW was our main one), Danville’s Environmental Society (40 members) decided to support Project Rhino. The reason we chose this organisation is that our theme for Eco-Schools for 2019 is Biodiversity and Nature, so we wanted to tie in with this. This is an own challenge linked to precious water because by making new products from waste, water is being saved in the manufacturing process.

Danville’s Green Business, Originally Made Green (OMG), spent many hours expertly making various items out of waste collected by the school. Products included bracelets and earrings from cereal boxes, containers from coke bottles, book marks from ice-cream sticks, pencil holders from jars and tea bags creatively painted and made into cards. 40 Environmental Society members were involved in the manufacturing process. Danville teamed up with local shopping mall, La Lucia Mall, to support them in their plastic free campaign. On Friday 7 June Danville’s Environmental facet had a successful day at La Lucia Mall selling the products. We were very grateful to La Lucia Mall Management for giving us this opportunity and to the public for their support. R1400 was raised on the day for project Rhino. Thanks to Carlien Esterhuzen from Project Rhino for being there to support us.  


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