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Australian landfill deposited during your visit

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Recoverables in the School

Integrating an effective waste diversion program into your school is a great way to reinforce the importance of sustainability for our future leaders. Critical concepts such as the closed loop economy can be brought to life through composting. The priority diversion streams are usually standard Cans and Bottle Recycling as well as Paper. Soft Plastics is another stream which presents a large volume. Technology is improving which enables this stream to be recycled when collected as a clean uncontaminated stream, however the priority should be to reduce this single use plastic. Promoting nude food days, educating parents about school sustainability programs and minimising the packaging available in canteens can assist to reduce this stream.
Waste Streams Profile
39%
Organics
41%
Soft Plastics
2%
Paper/Cardboard
10%
Cans and Bottles
1%
E-Waste
7%
Residual
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Talking To Experts – Recycling In The Community

The Resource Recovery Team at Bankstown City Council have a motto that reflects their passion, “Lets change the world, one bin at a time!”  And the team are indeed changing the world,....

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Sustainable Schools: A Teacher’s Perspective

Like so many Australian children, our young primary school aged kids have some an amazingly caring, creative and dedicated teachers to help shape their little minds. This year, one of their....

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The War on Waste in Schools

Did you tune into ABC’s latest ‘War on Waste’ program this week, and get inspired about the scale of change at Kiama High School? The key to a successful recycling program like....

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