Thirty high school students from SMAN1 Banjarankan, Bali took a field trip on Monday to inspire them to become eco-educators at their school. As the SMAN1 Eco Club, it will be their job to operate the school’s recycling program and to educate their fellow students about the value of recycling.
These very motivated and smart kids first received a tour of Bali Recycling in Mas where Olivier Pouillon showed them how the plastic, paper and glass they recycle at their school is converted into valued products. “Throwing that plastic away is like throwing money away,” said Olivier. “We will pay you for that plastic, and make upcycled plastic products that we can sell,” he said.
Our next stop was to see Supardi at the Padang Tegal Rumah Kompos. He showed us around this very efficient recycling and composting center across from Ubud’s Monkey Forest. He also explained to us how plastic pollution poisons our air, water, animals and ultimately ourselves.
Then back on the bus and homeward bound after enjoying a great day learning a lot and having fun!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIaZtepeC7g
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