Enviroweek - what's in our landfill bins?
Posted: 19-Sep-2017

On Wednesday, members of the Green Group separated out the contents of a couple of landfill bins, into these categories:

- recyclable (paper, hard plastics)
- reusable (zip lock bags)
- compostable (a LOT of food scraps)
- could be used less (over-packaged junk food)
and
- The residual landfill. There wasn’t much left!

We’ve also been surveying students for their views on composting – it would be an environmental ‘win’ to not be putting this amount of food scraps into landfill, but recycling it for vegetable production instead. 

David Neate
Sustainability Coordinator, Maths & Science Teacher
 

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