Finalist

School

Tullow Community School, Tullow

Team

Grace Maher

Teacher

Kate Garnier

Element 13 was created by fifth year student Grace Maher. It is made of exactly 43,846 Aluminium ring pulls off cans. Element 13 was created to spread the message of saving the environment. Aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet, it forms about 8% of the earth’s crust and it is extremely valuable. The aluminium industry emits millions of tons of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming each year.
Aluminium isn’t getting recycled as much as it should and this is destroying our plant.

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