Carrum Downs Secondary School is at the forefront of sustainability with their creative use of recycled furniture created from the plastic waste collected by their own community.
Teacher, Katie Johnson said students find the different environment allows them more freedom to be creative and, ‘they can be more focused on their learning,’ adding it also, ‘allows us to prompt conversations to do with sustainability’.
Principal Marie Walker says that it offers an opportunity for students to see the benefits of their own recycling efforts, ‘they see that it does have purpose, they see that their small effort has an excellent result in the cycle of recycling’.