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The Plastic Recycling Project

Volunteers become leaders in grassroots efforts to protect and preserve the environment, engaging in projects such as establishing forest conservation plans and helping develop alternatives to wood as a fuel source. They also collaborate with various organizations to promote environmental awareness in projects like recycling, organizing environmental youth clubs, and park management.

The Plastic Recycling Project

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The Plastic Recycling Project
Cultural Life Tanzania;Volunteers become leaders in grassroots efforts to protect and preserve the environment, engaging in projects such as establishing forest conservation plans and helping develop alternatives to wood as a fuel source. We also collaborate with various organizations to promote environmental awareness in projects like recycling, organizing environmental youth clubs, and park management.

Volunteers strengthen communities’ understanding of environmental issues, providing people with the knowledge to develop their own programs and make their own choices about how best to protect and preserve the local environment.

(i)Recycling i.e Plastic bag and plastic bottle

(i)Recycling program (plasitic bag and plastic bottle)

Plastics are a part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they’re safe or responsible. A closer understanding of the harmful effects of plastic will empower us to improve their toxic footprint.

Why recycling program?
If you have been in Karatu around the town you will see people stepping on plastic bag and plastic bottle right now they don’t know the harmful effect of the of the plastic on their land

The harmful Effects of plastic bag and plastic bottle

Plastic bags are among the items that are non-biodegradable. This means that they are not biodegraded or, in simpler terms, do not decay. Do you know that it takes thousands of years before one plastic bag can turn into small particles? Yes, that’s how long for plastic bags to vanish from our planet, Earth.

If they are scattered anywhere on the ground, they become the sources of water pollution
What Makes Plastic Bags Harmful to the Environment?
Plastic bags are made of various chemicals which are mainly toxic. That is certainly very harmful to the health and the environment. The chemicals used to make plastic bags are xylene, ethylene oxide and benzene. These are toxic chemicals that are sources of various diseases as well as disorders in humans. They do not only provide negative effects on the health of people and animals but also to the air. These chemicals can pollute the air too which again harm the living organisms. They will not only affect humans and animals but also plants, water and air

What Makes Plastic Bags Harmful to the Ocean?

Over a few decades, humans have managed to dump tons upon tons of garbage into the ocean. Of the most devastating elements of this pollution is that plastics takes thousands of years to decay. As a result, fish and wildlife are becoming intoxicated. Consequently the toxins from the plastics have entered the food chain, threatening human health. In the most polluted places in the ocean, the mass of plastic exceeds the amount of plankton six times over. This is a large piece of evidence that leaves the problem of polluted oceans undeniable. It is upsetting that more of cleanup effort is not taking place.

How Plastic Bags Cause Danger to the Health and Environment?
There are various ways on how plastic bags can harm the health of humans and the entire environment. Two major methods that release toxic chemicals of plastic bags are by burning and throwing. Whether you burn or throw plastic bags, all the chemicals are released which can cause harm to the society.
Even the smallest plastic bag like the cover of candy has to be thrown properly. Others also try to burn them and this is not also helpful as it poses a great threat in the air and soil

When the chemicals are exposed, humans can inhale them which cause problems in the respiratory. If they are thrown on grounds, animals and birds may mistakenly think they’re foods causing poison after consumption. When plastic bags are dumped in water, sea creatures and fish won’t live longer. The entire marine life is also harmed
What to do?
To reduce plastic waste and negative effects, recycling programs have been implemented in many parts of the

Volunteer responsibilities
Cultural Life Tanzania we have come with two solutions that is why we need Volunteers
(i) Reuse Plastic Bags and plastic bottle (Plastic recycling)
It is possible to recycle the use of plastic bags. Instead of throwing them, have them usable for our next usage. It helps to reduce getting more plastic bags in this case too. This is actually the first start on how we can totally ban the use of plastic bags.
Volunteer and our staff will be collecting all plastic bags and Plastic bottle to our recycling project in Karatu after wards they will work hand to hand in a team with our staff to make something useful from the plastic bags and plastic bottle.
Things you can make from the plastic bags and plastic bottles are like
Here are things we make from plastic bags and plastic bottle
• Colorful bracelets and bangles
• Plarn, or Plastic Bag Yarn
• 3. Ruffled Lamp Shade
This cool lampshade is created from hundreds of black and white plastic bag rosettes. The bags are cut into long strips, rolled loosely into rosette shapes, then glued to the shade.
• 4. Woven Plastic Basket
Instead of having those old plastic bags fill up that under-sink space to the brim, use them to make a nice woven basket, which can be used to store anything from fruit to, well, plastic bags. Grab a cutting mat, blade, ruler, some masking tape, a heavy yarn needle and crochet hook
• 5. Plastic Pendant Light
The most fulfilling DIY projects to make are those that end up looking like amazing designer pieces. This pendant light is made from a bunch of black and white plastic bags, but looks like a million bucks.
• 6. Outdoor Pillow Case
For outdoor cushion, a waterproof case is a must. Instead of buying one, make it from old plastic bags. For extra waterproofing, use more layers, and for bonus DIY points make the dishtowel covers as well.
• Plastic Bag rope
• 7. Plastic Bag Rug
Homestead Weaving Studio specializes in making rugs from recycled material. Their tutorial shows you how to make great-looking plastic rugs using a floor look. They are particularly well-suited for your kitchen, since any mess spilled on the floor can just be rinsed off.
• 8. Plastic Bag Beads
If you like making your own jewelry, why not take that one step further and actually make the beads as well? Fuse sheets of plastic together using an iron and parchment paper to give them firmness
• 9. Plastic Bag Mandalas
Using only an exacto blade and tape, artist Virginia Fleck transforms plastic bags into large scale meditation mandalas that serve as a commentary of shopping and spirituality
• 10. Plastic Flowers
The perfect gift for your favorite eco-warrior, recycled plastic flowers not only look cute, they never wilt.

What do we make from plastic bottle ?
• Spoon Lamp
• Broom Plastic
• Jewelry stand
• Parking Canopy
• Bouguet Lamp

• Christmas Tree

• Cute planters

• Intricate bottle vase

• Durable purse

• Hanging chandelier

• Solar Light Bulb

• Pencil/Marker organizer

• Ottoman seat

• Curtain

• Bottke cap decoration

• Bird feerder

• Napkin Ring

5. The Volunteer and Staff will teach the Do Not Throw Plastic Bags
Another easy way to avoid water and air pollutions is to avoid throwing plastic bags. Staff and volunteer like a Team they will write sign of Do Not Throw Plastic Bag in Karatu street,while putting the dustbin in every corner of Karatu street

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