Learners at Grayston Preparatory School recently saw the concept of reduce, reuse, recycle in action after they received a donation of five recycled chandeliers.

The chandeliers, which are shaped into exquisite balls of white flowers, are made from recycled plastic milk bottles by acclaimed South African artist Heath Nash and once hung in Morningside Shopping Centre.

Through his work Nash aims to shine a light on the importance of environmental sustainability through recycling.

Morningside Shopping Centre manager, Sharon Henry says the centre is thrilled to continue building strong ties with schools in the community while also caring for the environment by carrying on the artist’s vision to reduce, reuse and recycle.

“We are delighted that our chandeliers will find a new purpose in educating youngsters about art and conservation,” she notes.

Commenting on the donation Che McKay, Head of Grayston Preparatory School, says the school is very grateful for the generous donation of the recycled chandeliers.

“We’re looking forward to displaying the chandeliers around the school campus and educating the learners on how art can be created using simple recycled materials,” she concludes.