Le mani in plastica
at Garzoni Montessori Primary School
Udine - Italy
PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) , HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), PP (Polypropylene plastic), iron
In the context of the Le Mani in Plastica project, developed in collaboration with Plasticart Casaupa (Udine), we had the privilege of leading an engaging workshop on plastic recycling education at the Garzoni Montessori Primary School in Udine. Together with a team composed of Giovanna Bressan, Maria Luisa Miotti, Francesca Mione and Eleonora Majeroni, we led the students in a fascinating educational experience with a significant ecological value.
The workshop focused on raising students' awareness of the issues surrounding the use of plastic and providing them with practical tools to understand recycling as a sustainable solution. Through interactive demonstrations, we presented the different types of plastics and the environmental challenges of waste management.
We illustrated the plastic recycling process, showing students how plastic materials can be transformed into new objects, helping to mitigate the negative impact of single-use plastics. In an engaging moment, the students had the opportunity to create small recycled objects using plastic caps heated with an iron.
A key aspect of the experience was the sharing phase, in which each student narrated the object created, exploring creativity and critical thinking related to environmental issues. This phase promoted awareness of individual and collective responsibility in addressing environmental challenges.