CyberFair Project ID: 8693

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Circular Life, Natural Economy - ?The Circ?ular Life of Coffee Grounds and Plastic Bottles?
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Kang Chiao International School
    New Taipei City, , Taiwan

7 students, ages 14~15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 22, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Classes and Teachers: Dr. Bear. Shiao, Wins Peng

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan, a beautiful island with a diverse population of ethnic groups as well as various variety of ecological environments. Taiwan is a semi-tropical island situated in East Asia on the northwestern edge of the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan is heavily populated with a population of 23.5 million people and is highly advanced in terms of economy, technology, and transportation, similar to many other Asian countries. However, like most countries in the world, Taiwan has a serious waste production issue. Coffee grounds and plastic bottles are two of the important waste products in Taiwan. According to the International Coffee Organization, Taiwanese drink about 2.85 billion cups of coffee every year and the world drinks about 2 billion cups of coffee a day, producing about 6 million tons of coffee grounds. Reusing these coffee grounds will help the Earth while reducing waste production. Also, the Taiwanese produce about 4.5 billion plastic bottles per year, causing a serious problem. Therefore, we are going to introduce people to know about “?Circular Life, Natural Economy: ?The Circular Life of Coffee Grounds and Plastic Bottles?” and the reuse of both coffee grounds and plastic bottles.

2. Summary of Our Project

As the environment around the world is slowly declining, we are starting to see the negative changes impact our lives. Oceans are polluted, the climate is changing, and species are dying out, we must begin to take immediate actions in order to slow down it all. Our project mainly focuses on 2 parts, coffee ground-made shoes, and plastic bottle slippers, which both tie back to the idea of a “Circular Economy”. Businesses and brands around the world are beginning to turn to eco-friendly products, countries begin raising awareness regarding environmental protection. Through this project, we investigate and research the companies and organizations in Taiwan which focus on promoting a circular economy. Moreover, we dive into the details and analysis of waste disposing habits of Taiwanese people, hoping to fully understand the cause, effects, and solution to environmental change.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

With improved internet connectivity, setting up a website has become a hassle-free task that can be accomplished using computers. In our group, all students have internet access at home, enabling us to conduct research and create websites. Our school has provided internet access across most areas, offering a conducive learning environment for students. This opportunity allowed us to complete our project with greater efficiency and effectiveness, without any internet-related issues. The internet speed in our classrooms is fast and reliable, allowing us to complete most of the work at school. Each classroom has access to three different types of internet for students, teachers, and guests. We utilized computers, cameras, and iMovie throughout the project, with these tools being vital to our competition entry. We used computers to create the website, cameras to record interviews, and iMovie to edit videos and add subtitles. All group members had access to their own devices.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

During this project, we successfully interviewed Ccilu on the topic of the circular economy. However, we faced a problem during the process. Initially, we contacted a company and engaged in prolonged communication with them to secure an interview. Although they initially agreed to participate, when we called to confirm the interview date a few weeks later, they informed us that they were unable to participate. This forced us to find another company to interview. Eventually, we connected with Ccilu, and they were able to provide us with great and detailed information on the topic.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We can help society through Cyberfair’s research and we can know how recycling wastes such as coffee grounds and plastic bottles help our society.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

1. Computers 2. Camera 3. iMovie for editing the video

These tools are our important materials while we're doing the competition. Computers help us make our website, camera helps us on recording the interview. iMovie helps us edit our interview video and add subtitles, which are edited on computers.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We took on two different roles in this project - that of company manager and environmental ambassador. As company managers, we acted as ambassadors, interviewing Ccilu and creating questionnaires to educate the public about the circular economy. The video of the interview was made available online and on our website to further promote awareness of the circular economy in Taiwan. As ambassadors within our group, we engaged with students in our school, encouraging them to learn more about the circular economy and promoting circular economy products. We also reached out to people of all ages and professions to participate in our questionnaire, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives on the topic. Our efforts have influenced how people think about the circular economy, with more individuals becoming interested in circular economy products and practices.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Throughout this project, we have strengthened the relationship between our school and the local community by promoting awareness of the circular economy. Our interview has enabled us to spread positive knowledge about this important topic, and people in our community have learned new things about the circular economy through our website. By viewing our website, people can gain a better understanding of the circular economy and learn how they can contribute to the environment. Students can explore the website to gain a deeper understanding of how to implement circular economy practices. Company managers can also benefit from the information provided on our website to learn more about the circular economy. For adults, the website helps highlight the importance of the circular economy for the environment and encourages them to become more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, as more people view our website, more funds may be allocated toward promoting the circular economy. This increased awareness of the circular economy will encourage people to purchase circular economy products, leading to a more convenient and efficient lifestyle.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?


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