TSC Sustainability Innovation Awards
World Environment Day
TSC Sustainability Innovation Awards
On the 7th of June, the winners of our Sustainability Innovation Awards were presented as part of our World Environment Day celebrations at the college. Congratulations to all of the creative winners and participants in the competition.

All entries are worthy of praise and it was particularly pleasing to see the diversity of ideas that went into the submissions. Some interesting ones included:
- a self-watering planter
- a beautiful plastic flower wreath
- a working model of a front end loader for collecting waste plastics
- a decorative clock
- a reflective mirror
- a house with a recycling bin
- collage artwork
- many other artworks made out of mostly non-recyclable plastic

The competition criteria that students were given was:

- Convey a powerful message to 'Beat Plastic Pollution'
- Create an innovative STEM display using waste plastic
- Consider the aesthetics so that it appeals to the public
- Collaborate in teams of two to three
- Include innovative models, artwork or moving components (2D or 3D)
- Maximum size of 20 cm x 30 cm x 40 cm
- Materials to be preferably non-recyclable plastic such as milk carton lids, containers, coffee cups, plastic bags, plastic lids, plastic packaging
- Plastic to be the major material used in the project to reflect the theme

In total there were 78 student participants and 34 submissions. All participants were engaged in the project to find a solution to reduce plastic pollution.

There were some very clever and innovative examples of re-purposing non-recyclable plastic materials that encourage viewers to consider their plastic wastage and reflect upon a range of aspects of their personal lives. It is very encouraging to see how our college community has embraced all of our core values of Respect, Innovation, Sustainability and Excellence within the competition. It inspires us all to think about our interactions with our environment.

Well done to the talented students who entered the contest, and many thanks to all staff who supported and organised the competition.

Beat Plastic Pollution! Find a Solution! Join the Revolution!
  • AuthorMinxy Kannampuzha
  • Date07-Jun-18
  • CategoriesTerm2