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)
- 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.
Sustainability Coordinator, Maths & Science Teacher