A Girl who made Interlock Block with Pet Bottles in a recycling competition
On the 22nd of June, Karis and Eleos Foundation under the umbrella of her subsidiary Trash2wealth, as part of the way of helping the community to become a better place, organised a Recycling Competition for secondary schools in Lagos in which a total cash prize of 500,000 was given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Adesanmi Rachael, a student of Faith Point Private School Idimu Lagos emerged as the overall winner of the recycling competition, captivating judges and onlookers alike with her innovative creation.
With a profound understanding of environmental sustainability, she showcased her talents by crafting an impressive block interlock using PET bottles.
She has exemplified the power of resourcefulness in tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues: waste management. Her ability to transform ordinary PET bottles, typically destined for landfills or oceans, into functional building blocks is a testament to her creative prowess and commitment to a greener future.
She eloquently articulated the significance of repurposing materials to reduce waste and conserve valuable resources. Her knowledge extended beyond the basics of Recycling, as she delved into the realm of Upcycling, which involves transforming discarded items into products of higher value.
Before she was announced as the winner, Rachael in her words said, ‘this project is cost effective as I spent 1010 (NGN) only for the project, now I am more confident that I have found new passion, I do not need to start looking for job after school’
On the other hand, Adegboyega Arafat, a student of Omole Senior Grammar School in Berger Lagos State, one of the creative students who also participated With her creative idea of making meaningful piece (Shopping basket) from plastic, Arafat came 2nd position in the recycling competition which earned her the cash prize of 150,000!
Also, Oke Phillip of Ajumoni Senior Secondary School who won 100,000 Naira cash prize with a 3rd position! He creatively crafted a unique and durable swing from unused vehicle tire.
The aim of the competition was achieved, young ones becoming confident and clear about their future even while building a safer and sustainable environment.