(ZIZ News) — The Ministry of Education is pleased with the outcome of a recent Plastic Bottle Recycling Project which saw individuals from various vocational institutions being trained to turn plastic bottles into works of art, that can be sold for profit.
Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Eleanor Phillip said the project definitely met its objectives.
“You were able to come up with some fantastic ideas on recycling plastic bottles. I see we have some masks, these are the heads of fishes and these can be used as souvenirs and we also have some dolls that can be used as souvenirs…and I’m sure that those of you who are very much interested in it, you can have an enterprise here already,” she said.
The two-week project was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Petro Caribe.
General Manager of Petro Caribe St. Kitts-Nevis Ltd., Maria Colmenares reminded residents of the purpose of the agreement.
“I am proud of the commitment that you have. Remember that the Petro Caribe Agreement goes beyond the supply of oil. It’s for the people of St. Kitts, for the people and there has to be an inter-change of our culture and our knowledge,” she said.
Students and trainers from the National Skills Training Programme and Project Strong participated in the Plastic Bottle Recycling Project.