Photo credit – The Daily Courier: Keneisha Charles, left, and her sister, Aaliyah, students in Grade 12 at Rutland Senior Secondary School, show off recyclable plastics that can be turned into necklaces, plant pots and fanny packs at the Operation Take Two container installation at the high school.

June 5, 2019 – The Daily Courier

Voila! Discarded red Solo cups become necklaces.

Used plastic and bubble wrap morph into stylish fanny packs.

And old milk jugs and plastic bottles find new life as plant pots, decorative tiles, chess pieces and industrial parts.

All this magic is happening in a converted shipping container in the courtyard at Rutland Secondary School.

“We’re the only high school that has a project like this,” said Grade 12 student Keneisha Charles.

“In fact, it’s the only youth project of its kind in all of Canada.”

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June 6, 2019 – Castanet

Students at Rutland Secondary School are tackling the problem of plastic waste head on.

This week, the school held its grand opening of Operation Take Two, an on-site recycling program almost two years in the making.

The program, now with its own workspace inside a shipping container thanks to a donation by BigSteelBox, breaks down all sorts of plastic waste and melts it down, turning it into a variety of new items.

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