We would like to initially buy a glass to sand machine where students can source waste bottles from the community, convert them into sand (a product that we can find other uses for in the outside world). We could then look at projects such as donating it to beaches that are eroding, teaching students about enterprise and business, to find markets where beer bottle sand could be used as a substitute to sands from our beaches.
If we can raise enough capital, we could look to also buying a plastic granulator machine that takes plastic waste and converts it into a usable product. The students would be helping to save the environment whilst getting valuable understanding and skills for sustainable living, recycling and saving the environment.
This project is of huge importance for so many different causes. It could in time be extended to get other local schools/ organisations involved to make a huge impact across our local area.