Intro: Recycling Bin
This recycling bin is made from recycled water bottles. We wanted to reduce our footprint on the Earth so we created a way to reuse things that leave a big impact on the environment. We chose water bottles because we believe it effects the Earth greatly. Making more of these recycling bins from wasted bottles could save the Earth from a lot of waste, which would reduce help save the Earth. The recycling bin sends a message that there are innovative ways to help the Earth.
Step 1: Materials
20 of 16.9 Ounce water bottles
Step 2: The Water Bottles
First, start with a 16.9 ounce bottle and calculate the area and volume. These measurements will show how much this recycling bin can hold.
Step 3: Assembly
Take the water bottles and attach 6 water bottles by the side on the long side. On the short side, put 3 water bottles next to each other.
Attach all the bottles on to a cardboard piece.
Step 4: Design
You can put any design on the bin. In our example, we painted it green.
Step 5: Finished Product
Now you can put anything you would like into the bin!
Step 6: Does the Recycling Bin Involve Math?
This recycling bin involves math in various ways. These recycling bins can save plastic that would lay in landfills. Each bin can save 3271.66cm² plastic for each bottle and 65,433.2cm² for each bin. Imagine the difference it can make!