We have chosen “Elmer citro glass bottles”, because we wanted to take a thing, which we use everyday. Honestly, we both don’t drink citro everyday, but I am sure that there are people who drink Elmer citro or Elmer mineral everyday. We wanted a product, which is produced in Switzerland.
A glass botte is produced out of sand, chalk and soda. Both sand and chalk are extracted (gewonnen) in Switzerland. Soda comes from Egypt. The Elmer citro bottle is produced by the company Vetropack, which is located in Geneva. Mostly the bottles are produced out of recycled bottles from all over Switzerland.
The mineral water comes from the spring right behind the factory. If it rains, a part of the water percolates (versickern) in the underground. It goes through different rock formations. The water gets filtered and cleaned. The whole journey through the stones takes 8 years. From there it goes straight to the factory of Elmer citro and with the addition of flavours the drink is created.
The Recycling process
If you buy a Elmer citro glass bottle, you can give it back to the company. They clean it and then fill it again. But not everybody knows that and just throw it in a glass gathering place (Glassammelstelle). We had the chance to interview Mr. Keller who has a glass gathering place in Hinwil called Keller Recycling AG. Every week they load 7 tons on the train to Morsch which is near the lake of Geneva. There it gets sorted by colour and then it gets melted. Out of the liquid mass new bottles, are formed.
The making of
It was the first time we both made a stop-motion-video. We found that it was a great experience, because we learned a lot about the life cycle of a Elmer citro glass bottle. In the beginning we informed ourselves about different types of programms to make a stop-motion-video. We found a suitable app, which was very easy to handle. For the video we took some pictures of different situations. The only difficulty we had was to set the sound on the video, because we just had one shot to do it.
Our text was reviewed by our english teacher Sonia Hemmerle.
The writing part of our Project is based on interviews with Mr. Keller from Keller Recycling AG and Mr. Andres from Elmer citro AG.
Kristina Wälti and Natalie Farner