Shooting hoops for the environment

RECYCLE: Basket designers Jason Spry and Jenna Spry, Port Lincoln High School teacher Sampor Long and student Kelly Sewer crouch by the newly installed can and bottle baskets at the school.
RECYCLE: Basket designers Jason Spry and Jenna Spry, Port Lincoln High School teacher Sampor Long and student Kelly Sewer crouch by the newly installed can and bottle baskets at the school.

Students at the Port Lincoln High School are now able to shoot hoops with their cans and plastic bottles while caring for the environment after recycling baskets were installed on school grounds during the school holidays.

Teacher Sampor Long bought an Eyre Flow Container for her household recycling and soon after contacted designers Justin Spry and Jenna Spry to install the containers, made out of oyster mesh, at the school.

Miss Long said the containers were installed to teach students the importance of recycling, and were part of a cross curriculum education in math and science.

She said students could investigate how much money could be earned by recycling the cans, as well as calculate the volume of the containers.

Jason Spry said he started the project as a backyard hobby which gained traction online after he sold 100 of the baskets in six hours.

He said he designed the cage which held the baskets to have “basketball” hoops to make it fun for students to deposit their containers.

Mr Spry said he was in the process of making different sized baskets to fit into smaller cars.

Inquiries for the recycling containers can be directed to Jason Spry at eyreflow20@gmail.com.