Liam Going Green: Project 1

I am happy with Liam’s most recent Science  project. Liam, by the way, is my 7th Grader.

The project is about recycling, requiring them to find and collect recyclable items commonly found at home within six weeks and then sell these to the neighborhood junk shop.

I learned only of the project on its second week when I asked him why he’s been coming home from school bearing bags full of C2 Apple and mineral water plastic bottles. I thought, “How nice! My son’s learning to recycle!”

Here’s the weekly documentation of his collection:

I think he had fun with this project (me too!) specially when the time came that he had to sell his “good junk” to the nearest junk shop. We don’t have a car and the next best thing is the tricycle which took us to there in less than 5 minutes. Yes, the place is that near, and if only we didn’t have two sacks full of plastic and glass bottles, a Pentium 3 computer CPU, keyboard, hard disk drive and those China-made DVD players, we would have just walked. 🙂

Here’s some photos of the junk shop and events that took place there.

Sacks full of good junk

Appraisal? 🙂


We have a deal!

At the Window 1 Cashier. Yahoo! Money, money, money!

Oh look, a receipt!

Yes, a receipt!

We received P182.00 (about US$4.50) for the junk. Not bad, according to Liam. We used the money to pay for the tricycle fare, photo printing and to buy that anime DVD that Liam’s going on about this whole weekend. 🙂


Save those plastic bottles. They’re worth something. Sell those damaged appliances, computer monitors, CPUs and all those other “junk” that’s only been collecting dust and occupies space in your house for the past five or so years, thinking someday you or somebody else will fix them. It’s time you part with them. 🙂

‘Til next post, and have a great week ahead!


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