Regional Recycler 2015

View the creative entries for the 2015 Regional Recycler competition from our local schools, early learning centres and community youth organisations. Be inspired by the repurposed projects created from waste and pre-loved items. 

Winner

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2015 Regional Recycler Award Mueller College Early Learning Centre for their ‘Greenhouse’. 

Highly commended

Congratulations to the three highly commended finalists:

  1. Bribie Island Community Kindy ‘Playhouse’
  2. Kids Capers Wamuran ‘Wind chime’
  3. Florence Kindergarten & Preschool, Margate ‘Hubcap & milk bottle garden’

Previous competition winners 

Finalist entries

Bellmere Early Education Centre and Preschool

Bellmere Early Education Centre and Preschool

Our Mud Kitchen, made from recycled pallets and kitchen items donated by parents. The flowers are hubcaps that have been painted by our children.


Bribie Island Community Kindergarten

Bribie Island Community Kindergarten

Our play house a space to dream, pretend, imagine made with love using recycled items from our families and community including creative artwork by children.


Bribie Island State School

Bribie Island State School

A discarded CombustaBrik machine made LOTS of firebricks which were sold. Money raised was used on garden. Students LOVE the tactile feeling of mushing paper.


Common Unity Nurture

Common Unity Nurture

'Sista PODista' Upcycled media: Coffee Pods & packaging, broken sunglasses, disposable plastic table cloth, Styrofoam, paper & old paint. Coffee grounds used as garden compost.


Creative Kids OSHC Centre

Creative Kids OSHC Centre

Scarecrow was made to protect our garden, it was created so that all materials can be recycled and reused again and not put into landfill.


Florence Kindergarten Margate

Florence Kindergarten Margate

Hubcap Garden Art- 44 hubcaps found at the car wreckers were created into beautiful pieces of individual garden art by each family from the Kindergarten.


Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Elmwood Drive Bray Park

Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Elmwood Drive Bray Park

My Kindy friends call me.........."Jace, the Robot". They put me to life using boxes, yoghurt tubs, drink bottles, paper roll,cans, paper cups, and biscuit packs.


Grace Lutheran College Caboolture

Grace Lutheran College Caboolture

This chandelier is painstakingly made from stacking and gluing waste playing cards. It’s ‘house of cards’ arrangement conveys a meaning of strength in numbers.


Kids Capers Wamuran

Kids Capers Wamuran

Using a bike rim, tins, timber we created wind chimes after a discussion with 4- 5 years. We painted, drilled, threaded and tied to create.


Mueller College Early Learning Centre

Mueller College Early Learning Centre

Greenhouse - Materials: discarded palettes; broken gazebo; drink bottles; milk bottles for watering; bricks; timber off cuts; old shade cloth; soil from old pots


North Lakes State College

North Lakes State College

Medieval Japanese castles, Birdhouse, Snowman, TisShoe and Flower. Made using unwanted: cardboard, paper, plastic cups, felt scraps, tissue boxes, egg cartons and other decorative items.


Northpine Christian College Early Learning Centre

Northpine Christian College Early Learning Centre

Thong Thwacker - Recycled multi function, all aged resource allows children to use as a pourer, roller, counter, musical instrument. Can be used anywhere, anytime.


Peace of Mind Kindergarten

Peace of Mind Kindergarten

The children love playing in the car made from all recycled materials. The chair inside is made from pallets, and 2nd hand cushions.


Petrie Kids Korner

Petrie Kids Korner

Recycled Frog. We used old tyres, broken buckets, old piping, plates, bottle lids, hey and plant cuttings to put together our frog creation.


Scarborough State School Special Education Unit

Scarborough State School Special Education Unit

Introducing "Stampy", created using - an old school chair, pot, jeans, skipping rope and fattened up with plastic shopping bags and hay!


Woodford P-10 State School / Year 5A / Chaplaincy

Woodford P-10 State School / Year 5A / Chaplaincy

Storage hangers, repurposed feed bags and bailing twine because they cannot be recycled. Useful for wash bays; floats; homes. Bailing twine trim for extra strength.

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