NATIONAL RECYCLING WEEK

In addition to the wonderful efforts of students collecting recyclable plastic items for our National Recycling Week competitions, it was also all action behind the scenes, as we filled a truck with the equivalent of 720kg (three large wheelie bins) of E-Waste and a large bale of polystyrene for recycling through GDP Industries. In addition, a new “Hot Drink Eddie Coin” was introduced for use at the VCafe only. To differentiate, the “Hot Drink” coin is a "coffee" colour and will hold the value of one hot drink only! Ironically, at the tail end of National Recycling week, the REDcycle group announced a temporary suspension of collection of soft plastics from supermarkets. As we are not in a position to stockpile our collections (for health and safety reasons), the decision was made to follow suit and suspend our collection of soft plastic until the program resumes operation. We implore all students to adopt our CUT THE WRAP approach to lunches and refrain from bringing soft plastic wrappers onto the College grounds.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

The Year 7 class 7H, commenced the Recycling Responsibility initiative, recycling the food waste from the staffroom and Sustainability leaders and other volunteers have been proactive in maintaining the reconciliation garden, sorting plastic bottle tops and bras for donation to Fiji.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CALLING FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO COLLECT PLASTIC ITEMS (NUMBERS 2 AND 4 ONLY)

In order to keep the production line running, we are still calling for all members of our community to assist in the collection of raw materials needed - Number 4 plastics!

Common items made of Number 4 plastic include; Sauce bottles, Milk bottles and plastic bottle lids. Please ensure donated items are washed and dried before donating and tops are removed from containers. Items may be delivered to the Reception area at either campus.