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Students Recycle Rubbish

Students of various schools in the Western Division showed the good example of turning waste into art during World Environment Week celebrations in Ba yesterday. The event featured a student
05 Jun 2015 10:44
Students Recycle Rubbish
Ba Sanatan Pre-School student Avaapya Sen showcasing her dress made out of empty Rewa Life Milk packets during Environment Week Fashion Parade yesterday. Photo: Dr Maria Doton

Students of various schools in the Western Division showed the good example of turning waste into art during World Environment Week celebrations in Ba yesterday.

The event featured a student draped in empty Rewa Life Milk packets, newspapers and potato sacks with unique designs and PET bottles turned into flower vases and glittering jewellery made from shining gadgets.

The event started on Tuesday and ends today with the theme ‘Turning waste into art and compost.’

Chief guest for the day Dr Maria Doton was impressed with the ideas generated by students from various schools on the theme.

“There are a lot of things we have to be thankful for and for this it comes with the responsibility,” she said.

“The love of the Creator who has given us everything around us and all the things we need has given us the responsibility to look after all His creation, including that is best for our environment.

“Waste – this is supposed to be discarded, thrown away, useless and trash. But beneath these types of waste are financial gains, practical substitutes to our daily needs and yes, the beauty of the art work we create out of it.”

Dr Doton said so much money could be saved if only people know how to value these types of “waste” and convert it into something beautiful.

“The waste which is reused as compost is the best fertiliser and nutrient for our plants. Every home should have a compost pit for their plants,” she said.

“So the use of wastes can go on and on, but one thing is for sure. These are not the types of waste to be wasted. Treasure them and make use of them by recycling, reducing and reusing.”

Meanwhile, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar will officiate as chief guest at the launch of National Environment Week in the Western Division at the Ba Market Grounds at 9.30am today.

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