Awards & Media


The Pretty Foundation is a not for profit organisation aimed at empowering young girls to achieve great things based on their skills and talents rather than their appearance.  Each year the Foundation opens up nominations for girls  around Australia who have achieved something extraordinary.

In February 2020, Saskia won the Pretty Ambitious award for her innovative plastic recycling concept:  a robotic bin, The Bot Bin.

You can watch Saskia’s interview by clicking on this link




At the end of March 2020, Saskia and her Bot Bin were featured on Chanel 7 House of Wellness.  You can watch the feature of Saskia and The Bot Bin by clicking this link






In May 2020, Saskia featured in a blog by global carbon offset & renewable energy  consultancy group, South Pole, and the article can be read here

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About Me

Hello and thank-you so much for visiting my website!


My name is Saskia and I am a year 6 student in Melbourne.  When I am not at school, I play netball and tennis, and on the weekends I like to go down to my local park with my friends or watch Netflix movies at home with my family.

I am also a very passionate music student and spend a lot of my time singing, playing piano and composing songs with my singing teacher.


At the end of 2019, during my year 5 curriculum, we spent a term learning about sustainability and had to think of solutions to these problems.

Learning about this, the plastic problem really stood out to me and made me worried about how this was going to impact my life and my children or grandchildren.  Thinking about this a lot, every day I noticed how people were putting plastic into the wrong bins: At school girls were confused or couldn’t be bothered or didn’t  stop to think about it.  At my park near my house, there is only 1 bin for everything.  On the High Street of my village, there are mostly only 1 type of bin for people to use…. Every where I looked, people were  putting plastics into bins designated for landfill.

I talked to some people about this and they said it was too hard, or too confusing or just not available for them to do the right thing, and that made me want to come up with a solution to fix this.

If we make it hard, confusing and complicated, less people will be willing to do it.

And that’s how I came up with my idea of a robotic bin, The Bot Bin, to recycle all plastics.  It’s a recycling hub that sorts, washes and squashes plastics ready for recycling and reuse.  A solution to dispose of all their plastics, not just some, and avoid them going into landfill.


My goal is to find investors or corporations who would be interested to talk with me to bring this idea to life.

With so much development to accommodate our rising populations, The Bot Bin could be of real benefit to developers to reduce their carbon footprint and provide an easy and ethical solution for tenants and landlords.

Together, as members of our communities and citizens of our world, we need to develop and implement easy solutions for our plastic problem.

Together, we can make a difference.

And as my step-dad says, together we are stronger.


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Recycling Plastic Waste

Hello Everyone

The Plastic Problem

Is this picture frightening?

So many of our every day items are plastic with people not thinking twice about disposing of them in ordinary garbage.  It is too easy to think “oh woops, that won’t matter, it is just one thing”.  But times that by millions of people every day making the same careless mistake and look where we are: our mounting plastic recycling problems.

  • plastic in our oceans
  • plastic on our beaches
  • plastic killing our wildlife
  • toxic water and land

We need plastic waste solutions that work and that can work fast.

Plastic Problem Solution

That is where The Bot Bin comes in.  

The Bot Bin is a real and viable solution to combat our mounting plastic problems.   It makes recycling an easy part of every day life, removes confusion and frustration and can be adapted to different areas and communities.

I am hoping to generate interest in my recycling concept and to find investors to roll out this concept for use in communities, schools  and residential and commercial developments to make recycling easy and efficient.

In so many countries, states, communities, recycling isn’t working.  Plastic is still being dumped into landfill.

This is what we all need:  an easy solution that we can make part of our every day life, from the very young to the older citizens.  And we need this now.  

More to come!






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