With the amount of plastic that is landing up in the oceans, the Owl Rescue Centre, a nonprofit company and rehabilitation facility concerned with the well-being of all owl species in southern Africa, has brainstormed ways in which the public can make a difference, Midrand Reporter reports.
They have come up with an innovative way to turn trash into treasure.
“We are busy building a machine that chops plastic bottles up into little pieces which then get melted and put through a hydraulic press,” said the rescue centre.
The centre said they will be molding owl houses, bat houses and very cool bee houses out of recycled plastic. However, they are going to need your help as they need about 200 tons of plastic bottles this year. Everyone can collect – schools, companies and even individuals.
The Owl Rescue Centre is devoted to protecting owls, rescuing owls that are in danger, and rehabilitating and caring for owls that have been injured, are sick, poisoned or orphaned, and then release them back into their natural environment using specifically researched release methods.
The centre is also involved in several conservation projects to decrease the high mortality rate of owl species.
For more information on the Owl Rescue Centre’s initiative as well as plastic bottle drop-off points, visit their Facebook page.