When we talk about sustainability, one of the things that we are talking about is what happens to materials before, during and afterward their initial use. Unfortunately, only 9 percent of plastic is recycled after it is used, meaning most plastic ends up in landfills after only a single use. Reusing plastic instead of recycling it is a great way to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and can help reduce the demand for new plastics.
In today’s activity, we will grow our own plants using recycled material. This activity will take about 10-15 minutes of preparation and includes about 10 minutes of learning time. It is well suited for elementary school and up.