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Trelawny Recycle agro project a success

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

A $250,000 recycling project launched by Trelawny Recycle culminated with the awarding of prizes during the parish's Annual 4-H Achievement Day 2017.

Conceptualiser of the project, Sheona Muschett, told Western Focus that her organisation had sought to promote the idea that things considered as waste could be made useful. She said she was overjoyed at its success.

"I mentioned it to Ms Natinish Hines, parish officer for Trelawny, and she jumped on board. We introduced it to the seven high schools in the parish. They all agreed to enter the competition to use plastic bottles to make an agricultural house with conditions similar to a greenhouse," she explained.

"The project gave the clubbites an opportunity to use their math skills outside the classroom with architectural design and engineering in building the greenhouse. It also showed how waste management can be of importance to everyone," she added.

HARD WORK

According to her, teachers involved in agriculture worked with the 4-H members to collect bottles and then designed a house which they constructed with the bottles. She said Cheval Campbell of Troy High, Arlene Gordon-Reid of Holland High, Danielle Stobbs of Albert Town High, and Ken Troupe of Cedric Titus High all worked assiduously to make the project succeed.

Campbell, whose clubbites won the $40,000 first prize, said it has opened many possibilities for how material considered as waste can be used.

"We intend to expand on the house and use things like banana trunk to plant vegetables in," he said.