MARCH 2023 CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
Elwood Primary School took to the school grounds on Friday to clean up and what WASTE WARRIORS our students were!
We had multiple classrooms cleaned up throughout the day by organising the rubbish found in landfill, recycling, and compostable bins. We even created a bag for repurposing!
At 2:30 pm, grades 3J and 5S went outside to re-organise, weigh the collected rubbish groups, and compare our data with last year.
Altogether, we collected 370 grams of compostable waste, 800 grams of items that can be repurposed, 3.5 kilograms of recyclable waste, and 6kg of landfill, equating to 10.6kg in total!
We were so impressed to see a HUGE reduction in waste, with a total of 10.6kg compared to 17kg last year! Go, Elwood!
Thank you again to everyone who participated! 😊
Hi, I'm Bianca and I'm the waste leader here at EPS.
We have a huge focus at the moment on waste at Elwood Primary School as we are trying to earn our waste star!
We have a recycling poster in each of the classrooms and it explains the four bins that we run at EPS. COMPOST, RECYCLING, SOFT PLASTICS & LANDFILL.
Our posters explain how to use the bins and what should go into each of them.
Watch our Grade 3 students from 3J explain our waste system here at EPS below:https://youtu.be/O7AyaA8g7fI
We also focus on the 5 R's, REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, REPURPOSE, RECYCLE. According to the 5 R's, four actions should be taken, if possible, prior to 'recycling': refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and THEN recycle.
REFUSE: refuse to buy things that will contribute to our waste problem.
REDUCE: reduce the use of wasteful, harmful, and non-recyclable products.
REUSE: reuse items instead of throwing them away.
REPURPOSE: for every item that can't be refused, reduced or reused, you should repurpose (or upcycle) it. You can try to make it into something new!
RECYCLE: collect all your recyclable waste and recycle it.
Our contribution to Clean Up Australia Day 2022.
Hi fellow Elwoodians, Let's all do our part and assist Elwood Primary School in achieving our waste star! You can contribute by minimising the amount of landfill entering our school grounds. One way that you can do this is by packing a nude food lunchbox!
It is simply food, that is not wrapped in foil, plastic or commercial packaging. The best type of Nude Food consists mainly of fresh food, so that it is healthy and nutritious PLUS environmentally friendly. Promoting Nude Food empowers students to make conscious choices about what they eat, and encourages them to think about their impact on the environment (and their health).
To pack a Nude Food Lunch or Snack, you will need:
Try to avoid: