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April 21, 2021

Ocean Shores students recycle rubbish into wall

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Part of the Ocean Shores School’s Eco Warrior team, Mackenzie Ormiston, Louis Lamont and Mia Shaw –along with teacher Wayne Gibbons – show the rendered wall they built from plastic milk bottles, filled with used plastic. Photo Jeff ‘All Plastic Since 1986’ Dawson
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Inspired by local resident Sally Williams, kids at the Ocean Shores Primary School have created a wall made from plastic bottles filled with non-recycled soft plastic rubbish.

The school’s Wayne Gibbons says the low-cost eco bricks are a fantastic building material for homes, and have good sound proofing and insulation qualities, adding ‘it helps keep our local environment clean’.

‘All of the bricks were created by students and a student environmental group constructed the wall.

‘We have also been raising awareness with rubbish-free lunches, education programs and guest speakers,’ he said.

Students will be presenting their project at Southern Cross University later this month.


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