GIVING BACK PROJECT

Turning Plastic Waste into Children's Purses

 
 

360 Production Asia is a company producing business projects for marketing needs in Cambodia.

Also, in this country where we’re based, we’re facing multiple environmental pollution issues due to the plastic waste pollution. To take a small part in solving this problem, we engage in volunteer courses to educate local children on how to *UPCYCLE plastic waste into children’s crafts.

Our goals are to teach relevant skills, raise creativity and awareness of pollution issues to the young generation.

“Learning Through Play” is the focus of our Giving Back Project and presented as Fun-Filled Ecological Courses with children.

Find all of our Courses with Children, click here.

*Upcycling: Also known as creative reuse, upcycling is the process of transforming waste materials or unwanted products into new materials or products for better environmental value -wikipedia

  • Schoolgirl from NGO "Toutes à L’école" is picking up a discarded plastic bag in a river in Cambodia during a fun filled and ecological course by Julien Thomas.
  • Underprivileged Cambodian kid is collecting discarded plastic waste in his living community during an ecological course - activity for children in Sihanoukville.
  • Cambodian schoolgirl is collecting discarded plastic waste on the ground for a fun filled ecological children's course at her school in Phnom Phen.
  • Group of Cambodian schoolchildren are collecting discarded plastic waste - plastic bags for an ecological and creative craft course in Bomnong L'or Organization.
  • Group of young Cambodian schoolchildren are picking up discarded plastic waste - plastic bags in their community for a recycle and ecological course at school.
  • Schoolgirls are collecting discarded plastic bags in their school community during ecological course for children in The Goodwill Center, Sihanoukville.
  • Young girl in Cambodia is picking up discarded plastic waste near her school for a creative and ecological course - children’s craft project in Phnom Penh.
  • Underprivileged schoolgirls from NGO "Toutes à L'école" are collecting discarded waste in their neighborhood community during an ecological course in Cambodia.
  • Khmer children are picking up discarded plastic bags near their school, for an ecological and craft courses for underprivileged schoolchildren in Sihanoukville.

THIS PROJECT

 

Teaches how to create PURSES using anykind of plastic bags.

From 2017 to 2018: We have given one courses in cooperation with “Toutes à L’école” Organization (NGO) caring for underprivileged local schoolchildren in Phnom Penh – Cambodia.

There is no requirement for advanced skills or modern technology.


All courses organized and lead by Julien Thomas, founder of 360 Production Asia.

Course Overview and Goals


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Just doing a project or sharing a message does not change anyone. Lasting change requires action.

To have a real impact, the aim needs to be beneficial and appropriate for the participants.

Every child likes to play and learn crafting.

1. The plastic waste

• The plastic bags we use – mainly discarded materials – are collected with the participating children in their neighborhood community.
• After the bags are cleaned, we have to cut them all into shreds to obtain an amount of multicolor materials.

2. Upcycling/Processing the plastics

• We teach how to fuse/melt the saved shreds using an iron, to create large plastic sheets.
• Shape the pattern of the purse from this sheet, do a little more ironing, create your handles and a purse is ready to be use.
pro tip: Handles can be made by plaiting plastic layers 😉

3. Children creativity is taking over

After a couple hours of work, comes the time to let the children to take ownership of their goods/creations.
Examples: Shape new forms (e.g. heart, stars or cutting a wellknown brand name) from plastic waste to fuse them onto their purse, writting a telephone number on it, grabing a glue gun for extra customizing/crafting, starting to put in a plastic bottle or a book in the pruse, and so on!

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Those moments and results are magical to us.
Because we know that we’ve brought a real unexpected fun and finals charming crafts to the children, involving complicity, friendship, and beautiful times.. from scraps.

4. Pollution awareness

With the participating children

now

very excited with the project, we can use that

new energy

to develop their interests into

this same waste material

we have used and which is definitely an environmental issue.

 

Students from "Happy Chandara" school and Julien Thomas for a craft course focuses on creating children’s purses from recycled plastic waste material in Phnom Penh.

Course in: Happy Chandara School – NGO Toutes à L’école, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Our method is not only to show the children “what” to do, but to teach them “why” what we are doing is important for their well-being and communities. And not just to tell them to clean up.


• Educational

– Make realizing that Plastic Waste (which is Free) can be reused for goods and also be entertaining.
– Raise and support the children’s creativity.
– Teach/Insist on speaking English and highlight the vocabulary focusing on the environmental issues.

• Prevention for the environnement

We use the participant’s excitement that is bursting throughout the course (view our photo gallery below) to raise their awareness about the plastic waste material and its environmental issues.
Actually, that same waste material which we had so much fun with!

– To the best of our ability: We discuss relevant media, teach, raise awareness and bring questions about the plastic pollution found/collected in the children’s community.
We are thinking globally but acting locally to demonstrate that this pollution is causing problems to our environment.
Us: “With all this waste covering the water, do you think the fish can live?”
Children: “NOOO”
Us: “So you will not have fish to eat if there is too much waste or we might get really sick.”

– Definitly, we are teaching new words and meanings based on environmental pollution and its issues.

– Impact with local cartoons focusing on waste problems & waste management – watch our playlist >
 

Cambodian girl is showing her homemade and multicolor purse crafted from recycled plastic waste material during a craft and ecological course in Phnom Penh.

Course in: Happy Chandara School – NGO Toutes à L’école, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

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Finished and homemade children's purse from upcycled plastic waste material during a craft, creative and ecological course and activity for schoolchildren.

Course in: Happy Chandara School – NGO Toutes à L’école, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

  • Underprivileged schoolgirls from NGO "Toutes à L'école" are collecting discarded waste in their neighborhood community during an ecological course in Cambodia.
    1. Collect plastic waste
  • Group of young Cambodian schoolchildren are picking up discarded plastic waste - plastic bags in their community for a recycle and ecological course at school.
    1. Collect plastic waste
  • Cambodian schoolgirls are cutting and processing plastic waste during a craft and ecological course - project for children in their school at Phnom Penh.
    2. Cut the plastic in shreds and fuse them
  • Ironing and fusing cleaned plastic waste materials - bags to create upcycled plastic sheet during an ecological and craft course for schoolchildren in Cambodia.
    2. Cut the plastic in shreds and fuse them
  • Schoolgirls are working on transforming plastic waste to children's craft at school during an ecological and creative course in Phnom Penh - Cambodia.
    3. Create a plastic sheets to afterward shape the patern of the purse
  • Students have finished to craft the shape of their children's purses from recycled plastic waste during a creative and ecological course children in Cambodia.
    3. Create a plastic sheets to afterward shape the patern of the purse
  • Kids are decorating and crafting their homemade purses from plastic waste - plastic bags during a creative and ecological course for schoolchildren in Phnom Penh.
    4. LET THE CHILDREN'S FINISH THE WORK
  • Decorating children's craft made from plastic waste material by schoolchildren during a creative and ecological course for disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
    4. LET THE CHILDREN'S FINISH THE WORK
  • Finished and homemade children's purse from upcycled plastic waste material during a craft, creative and ecological course and activity for schoolchildren.
    4. LET THE CHILDREN'S FINISH THE WORK

An Artistic Flow of Happiness


Warning: ART can occur after children have turned waste into purses.

Kites from.. Waste


 

Teaching how to create kites with and for children, using plastic waste.

Flowers from.. Waste


 

Teaching how to create flowers with and for children, using plastic waste.

Upcycled Plastic Waste

photo gallery


 

Discover the crafty creations made the by participating children during our multiple courses.