Friday, 29 September 2017


Annie Production.

My role in the production is Boy a kiwi kid full of energy and is always being cheeky. I like being Boy it is fun rehearsing and not doing work. The production was boring on the last performance because we have done it lots and it was just so boring to do. But on the last one my family was watching. Being on stage was fun but people would always talk and they had to be QUIET.

How does Plastic get recycled.

'How does plastic get recycled?'

Have you ever wondered how a plastic bottle gets another life?

56 billion plastic bottles are made in factories each year. They use 4% of the world's  fossil fuel and crude oil. Only 20% of the bottles they make are recycled. The rest go to landfill and the ocean.

The plastic gets put into bales and get transported by trucks in700-1000 pound bales. The bales are broken apart and put on a conveyor belt under a ultraviolet light looking for contaminated bottles which they put aside. Next the plastic bottles are put in a rotating drum with knifes in a ¼ to ⅜ gap between them on a screening monitor.

Then they go on to a paper separator with a continuous air flow the paper flies away and Polyethylene   terephthalate chips (PET) stay put. Next the PET chips are taken to a different conveyer belt which takes them to a water bath with soap heated at 170 degrees to give them a good wash. Then it goes to a dewatering station to get all the soap off a rinse bath is next.

Finally the chips are taken to a rinse bath and the plastic chips sink to the bottom and PET chips float to the top and get skimmed off the top to a small conveyor belt that drops them into a heated dryer.

After being dried the chips are put to sale.

The PET chips are made back in to clothes and carpet. I mean wow. The cycle it goes through be be good but saving the oceans a little bit at a time. 1 in 6 plastic bottles make it to this stage. Plastic bottles are make not to disintegrate so do the right thing and next time you have a plastic bottle take the extra step and put it in the bin .

Friday, 22 September 2017

piece by piece.

On Wednesday, We had a visitor from keeping Raglan Plastic Free. We looked at the life of a plastic bag and how it travels. We had to finish a puzzle on how the story started and how it ended it was fun. On Thursday we made reusable bags out of old T-shirts. We learned facts about plastic. plastic is wrong. When plastic entered the environment it breaks down into microplastics. that if the animals in the bottom of the food chain eat it goys like this. an ant eats the microplastics a bird eats the ant the eagle eats the bird the fox eats the eagle the wolf eats the fox the tiger eats the wolf the lion eats the tiger some insane psychopath kills the bear and sells it and some poor innocent person eats it where did that microplastic end up. in the poor innocent person bodies or toilet. The facts where brain boggling.