Upcycling installation goes on display

The High School of Dundee has unveiled a special installation which highlights the impact of plastic waste on our oceans. 

Upcycling installation goes on display

A recent Junior and Senior Years drive to collect soft plastics for recycling yielded more than 3,500 items. Utilising some of the materials, a display has been put together based on the theme of climate change on our doorstep, with a focus on our seas.

Some of the plastic has been used to create a hanging globe, with materials also placed inside to represent plastics polluting our seas. One of the key messages we hope the installation can promote is that if we do nothing to combat waste, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050.

Fish shaped plastic panels from the collection have also been attached to some repurposed old fishing net from St Monans, which has been wrapped around one of the Pillars. Having discussed climate change with their teachers, children from the Junior Years and the Nursery have added their own key environmental protection messages on to the fish.

Rector Lise Hudson said, “We want to do all we can to stimulate debate, understanding and solutions around climate change.

“We can all help to play a part within our own communities and it is hoped that our collective efforts, together with major changes in global practices, will go a long way to creating a more sustainable planet for future generations.”

The installation will be in place until Thursday November 11th, following which the materials will be recycled. You can read more here.