Make a recycled planter

Use recycled materials to make a planter to grow veggies.

Activity time: 20 minutes

When food is wasted, that means all the water, land, energy, time and money spent growing it is wasted too.  

We can help reduce our food waste at home by eating leftovers instead of throwing food away. You can also use your fruit and veggie scraps to make compost. 

In this activity, we use recycled materials to make a planter to grow veggies or herbs at home. 

You'll need:

  • a plastic bottle (tip: check your recycling for old milk or juice bottles, jars or yoghurt pots)
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • potting soil
  • something to plant - how about seeds or food scraps?