Ecoponics Upcycling Workshops

Upcycled PET Bottle Piggy Bank

In today’s society, plastic waste has become a pressing environmental concern. Through this workshop, we aim to inspire young minds to think creatively about repurposing plastic bottles and understand the importance of recycling. By transforming these everyday objects into functional piggy banks, children will learn how their actions can make a positive impact on the environment.

During the workshop, participants will embark on an interactive journey that combines education, creativity, and fun. We will begin by exploring the environmental consequences of plastic waste and why recycling is crucial for our planet’s health. Through informative presentations and discussions, children will gain insights into the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Following the educational session, it’s time for hands-on crafting! Equipped with empty plastic bottles, art supplies, and decorative materials, children will dive into the creative process. Our skilled instructors will guide them through various techniques to transform the bottles into unique and personalized piggy banks. This activity not only encourages imagination and artistic expression but also instills a sense of pride in repurposing materials.

Throughout the workshop, we will emphasize the importance of responsible saving habits. By relating personal finance to environmental sustainability, children will understand that every small contribution counts. Interactive games and activities will reinforce these concepts, making the learning experience enjoyable and memorable.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home their handcrafted piggy bank, serving as a symbol of their commitment to a greener future. We will also provide informational resources to share with their families, extending the impact of the workshop beyond its duration.

We believe that educating children about sustainability from an early age is key to fostering a generation of environmentally conscious individuals. The PET Bottle Piggy Bank Workshop offers a unique opportunity for children to become active agents of change, empowering them to make responsible choices and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Join us in this exciting journey as we combine art, education, and environmental stewardship. Let’s inspire the young minds of today to become the sustainability leaders of tomorrow!

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Workshop Description

Programme Highlights

In our Upcycled PET Bottle Piggy Bank Workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about the issue of waste and how waste is managed in Singapore.
  2. Explain the concept of upcycling and how it differs from recycling.
  3. Understand the benefits that upcycling has on our environment.
  4. Have their own hands-on experience in making an upcycled piggy bank from a used PET bottle.

Convenient Location

Take Exit B from Marymount MRT and walk towards MAPEX building. Proceed to the third floor via the lift and exit through 2 doors on the right to the carpark. We are located right at the end!


1-1.5 Hours

All Materials Provided & Trainers Guidance

All necessary materials and most equipment required for the workshops will be provided by Ecoponics. In addition, certified instructors and trainers guide participants through the entire process, from theory to practical application.

Participants learn about the differences between upcycling and recycling, the benefits of upcycling to the environment, and how to create functional items from used materials.

Other Options

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DIY Kits

Ideal For

  • Children
  • Team Building
  • Work together as a team

Benefits of Upcycled PET Bottle Piggy Bank Workshop

Promote Environmental Consciousness

By upcycling plastic bottles into piggy banks, children gain a firsthand understanding of the importance of reducing waste and recycling.

They learn to see everyday objects in a new light and develop a deeper appreciation for the environmental impact of their actions.

This awareness fosters a sense of responsibility and encourages them to make more sustainable choices in their daily lives.


Creativity and Innovation

Ecoponics’ upcycled PET Bottle piggy bank workshops offer a sustainable and stylish solution for eco-conscious individuals. By repurposing PET bottles into self-watering planters, we help reduce plastic waste and contribute to a circular economy. 

The workshop provides an outlet for children to express their creativity and hone their artistic skills. By transforming ordinary plastic bottles into unique and personalized piggy banks, participants develop their imagination and learn to think outside the box.

This creative process sparks innovation and encourages children to explore alternative ways of repurposing materials.

Hands-On Learning Experience

With Ecoponics’ upcycled PET Bottle piggy bank workshop, unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in making your own piggy bank!

Through hands-on activities, children actively engage in the crafting process, enabling them to grasp the concepts and techniques more effectively.

This tactile experience enhances their understanding of upcycling and sustainable practices, making the learning experience more memorable and meaningful.




Upcycling PET Bottle Piggy Bank Workshop FAQ

Upcycling is the process of transforming waste materials into new and useful products. It is similar to recycling, however, instead of throwing away used materials or objects, upcycling involves using creative methods to reuse them in a way that creates a product of higher quality or value compared to the original items. It is a sustainable approach that not only reduces waste but also conserves natural resources by creating new products out of old ones.

Upcycling offers a sustainable and creative alternative to traditional waste management methods, and can have a positive impact on both the environment and communities.


Here are some of the benefits of upcycling:

  1. Reduces waste: Upcycling presents an effective solution to waste reduction by taking advantage of materials that would otherwise be discarded in landfills. By repurposing these materials and transforming them into new products, we can reduce the amount of waste that is generated and limit our environmental impact.
  2. Saves resources: Upcycling represents a sustainable approach to resource conservation, as it utilizes existing materials in lieu of extracting or manufacturing new resources. By reimagining the potential of discarded items, we can reduce the need for additional raw materials, which can help to minimize our environmental footprint.
  3. Saves energy: In contrast to recycling, which involves melting and reprocessing materials, upcycling requires significantly less energy. Instead, upcycling involves repurposing existing materials and transforming them into new products, which can lead to a reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Promotes creativity: Upcycling fosters creativity and ingenuity by inspiring individuals to discover novel and imaginative methods of repurposing materials. This sustainable approach to waste reduction motivates people to think outside of the box and experiment with different materials, textures, and colours, to create something unique and functional.
  5. Saves money: Upcycling presents a cost-effective means of generating innovative and practical items, since it often entails the utilization of readily available materials. By upcycling, individuals can reduce their reliance on costly new materials and instead take advantage of the potential that can be found in materials that are already at hand.
  6. Reduces carbon footprint: By reducing the need for new raw materials and energy-intensive manufacturing processes, upcycling helps to minimise the carbon footprint of a product

A PET bottle piggy bank is a creative and eco-friendly way to repurpose and upcycle plastic bottles into functional savings containers.

PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, which is a type of plastic commonly used for beverage bottles, food packaging, and other consumer products.

The workshop is designed for children aged 6-12 years. However, the age range can be flexible depending on the specific needs and interests of the participants.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own PET bottle for the workshop.

Decorative materials, such as art supplies and tools required - glue, penknives and scissors will be provided. 

Participants also need to bring their enthusiasm and creativity to fully enjoy the experience! 


The duration of the workshop varies, but it usually lasts around 2-3 hours. This timeframe allows for an interactive presentation, hands-on crafting, and engaging activities.

No prior crafting experience is required. The workshop is designed to be inclusive and suitable for participants with varying levels of artistic skills. The instructors will provide guidance and support throughout the crafting process.

The workshop is primarily designed for children, but depending on the venue and available resources, arrangements can be made for parents/guardians to participate and assist their children if desired.

Yes, our team at Ecoponics can customize the workshop to suit specific events, organizations, or themes.

We can work with you to tailor the content, duration, and activities to meet your specific requirements.


To book or inquire about the PET Bottle Piggy Bank Upcycling workshop, kindly fill in the contact form below with the required details, or contact us directly through whatsapp or email!

We will be happy to assist you with any questions or booking requests.

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