THE PARALLEL PROJECTS:
FOR THE LOVE OF FROGS
"Turning Trash into Treasures
is just like MAGIC!" - Justin
THE PARALLEL PROJECTS.
Justin started "The Parallel Projects" to make the plantet safer with less plastic and better water for animals and people around the world.
HOW IT ALL STARTED.....
It all began on Earth Day 2019, when a 22-year-old environmental science student named Perise Forbi reached out to Justin asking for help. He wanted to know if Justin could help him turn his trash into treasures in Cameroon. When Justin saw the thousands of bottles littered in the streams, he quickly agreed to help Perise find some solutions.
The number of plastic bottles that were illegally dumped around Perise’s town was such an overwhelming task. Justin and Perise knew they had to start off with a simple plan. They agreed their first goal would be to focus on the 8,000 plastic bottles that Perise collected on a World Litter Run and had been left untouched in his yard for over 6 months.
Justin started telling anyone and everyone about Perise and asking for ideas on what he could do with the bottles. They put out a national call of action in efforts to bring more awareness to the issue. Dozens of creative upcycling ideas started coming in from all around the world. The ideas have come from as far as Canada, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania. Now came the hard part—IMPLEMENTING THE IDEAS!
THE PARALLEL PROJECTS.
As the ideas came in, Justin and his family and friends started completing the projects in the United States to encourage Perise to do the same in “parallel” in Cameroon. The “The Parallel Projects" became a daily and weekly project between Justin and Perise. They made a great team and slowly thousands of the bottles began transforming into works of art. People suggested to make made flower planters, plastic bottle animals, cap art, earrings, and many exciting and creative ideas.
Flower Planter Idea
The Kindness Ninjas in Canada
They began sharing their work on social media to bring awareness to our world’s plastic pollution problem. Justin’s purpose is to make the planet safer with less plastic and better water quality for animals (especially the frogs) and his generations of kids. So far, in "parallel" Justin and Perise have made many things with the bottles such as flower planters, plastic bottle animals, plastic bottle cap art, a cap path, earrings, and their latest project is a plastic bottle fisherman’s boat.
Cap Art Idea
Dispose Recycler in Nigeria
Plastic Car Idea
Hudu Hamis in Tanzania
Rashid Said Ali from Roots and Shoots Tanzania and his herb garden idea.
Addy and her animal bottle art idea.
Shredding Down Plastic
to Turn Trash into Treausres