Lunchtime Waste – Weeks 7 & 8


These are the final photos from Term 3.  You can see that there’s been a real improvement since week one, but there are still lots of troublesome plastic bags and packets.

Next term we begin to recycle paper as part of our Enviroschool focus.  I wonder if we could concentrate on getting rid of all the plastic we bring to school as wrappers and packets for our morning tea and lunch.

Mr F

Lunchtime Waste – Weeks 5 & 6

200908Looking at these two photos it seems we have managed to reduce the amount of food waste and gladwrap that we bring to school, but we still have a problem with chippy packets.  Well done to Jacob for putting his chips into a reusable container and leaving the packet at home.

Do you remember how to reduce the number of chippy packets used?  At Xtreme Waste we were told that we could buy a big packet of chips and put them into reusable bags or containers.  This means that only one large bag goes into landfill instead of a big bag and twelve little ones.  I have noticed that the little Glad boxes with blue lids have a number 5 on them.  Which means they can’t be recycled in Hamilton…

Mr F

Lunchtime Waste – Week 4

It didn’t take long to sort our waste this week.

There was an uneaten LCM and fruit roll up, but they were taken home to eat later.  I think we should try for a plastic free Friday next.

Mr F

Lunchtime Waste

Room 9 have started to look at our school environment and find ways to make it better.

One of the ways we can improve it is by reducing the amount of waste and rubbish we have at school.  We started by collecting our waste on Friday*.  Here’s what we discovered (click the picture for a LARGER view).

Lunchtime Waste

Lunchtime Waste

What do you think?  Is there anything we could easily get rid of?  Which items can be recycled or composted?  Which items can’t be reused or recycled?  What would a week of waste look like?

*not included – morning tea waste

by Room 9