Gi­ant bot­tle to high­light green is­sues

Stu­dent Union Pres­i­dent Char­lotte Till with li­brary staff Rhi­nan­non Pugh and Sharon Hughes by the gi­ant bot­tle

Bangor Mail - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

A gi­ant plas­tic bot­tle took pride of place in Co­leg Me­nai’s main li­brary in Ban­gor to high­light en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues re­cently.

The 9ft 5ins con­struc­tion was the cen­tre­piece of an in­for­ma­tion dis­play about plas­tics, re­cy­cling, the en­vi­ron­ment and vol­un­teer­ing at the Ban­gor cam­pus li­brary for a whole week from Novem­ber 26th to 30th. Learn­ing re­sources as­sis­tant, Rhi­an­non Pugh, who cre­ated the piece, said: “It took quite some time to plan and think about - but once I had it all clear in my head it was fairly quick to ac­tu­ally build! “The en­vi­ron­ment is of course a huge topic and it’s im­por­tant we’re con­scious of what we waste and look af­ter our com­mu­nity. I wanted to ex­plore how the whole world is re­ally our com­mu­nity.”

The project ex­plored is­sues that fall un­der the Ed­u­ca­tion for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment and Global Guid­ance (ESDGC) learn­ing ini­tia­tive. The gi­ant bot­tle it­self was as­sem­bled us­ing gar­den­ing mesh and a bam­boo frame­work, with a layer of news­pa­pers on top that was then a covered in a blue plas­tic bag.The lid was a sim­ple salad spin­ner.

Stu­dents, staff and vis­i­tors were also in­vited to share their top tips for re­duc­ing plas­tic use with a crowd­sourced in­for­ma­tion board at the li­brary. There was also a wealth of in­for­ma­tion on vol­un­teer work at the li­brary through­out the week, put on dis­play by Ban­gor Stu­dent Union Pres­i­dent Char­lotte Till.

For more in­for­ma­tion about cour­ses at Co­leg Me­nai, visit

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