Dragon Bench

  • Location
    Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Status

The Problem

We are creating the first Ohio Dragon Earth Bench using recycled water bottles filled with plastic (bottle bricks). Our students created the bench after collecting and stuffing over 1000 bottle bricks from recycled plastic water bottles and trash. Next, they used natural materials (cob made from clay soil, sand and straw) to cover the bottle bricks, leaving a "truth window" to showcase the recycled material used. Finally, due to our severe NE Ohio weather, we need to cover the dragon in mortar and finish it off by painting it.

Our Plan

Our project will put the final touches on a year long endeavor by our students to raise community awareness of recycling by: reducing, reusing and recycling trash into an artistic sculpture.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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