Playgrounds built from recycled shampoo bottles given to children with special needs


BANGKOK – Six playgrounds have been built from recycled shampoo bottles for children with special needs as tribute to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 88th Birthday on 5 December 2015.

The six projects were a result of cooperation among the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), P&G Foundation for the Society and the Resources Management for Sustainability Foundation. The three organizations have plans to build a total of 88 children playgrounds from recycled plastic bottles for children with special needs. They officially handed over the sixth playground to the Bangkok governor in a ceremony yesterday.

The latest playground is located in the compound of the Children’s Museum in Chatuchak district. Around 10,000 colorful shampoo bottles were used for the construction.

Eighty-two more playgrounds to be built with recycled plastic bottles will continue under the campaign aimed at improving the mobility, visibility and mental development of children with physical disabilities.