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At Southfield we aim to reduce waste by having a compost bin in the satff room and also compost bins in the school garden and this is then used to add to the soil for the vegetables that we grow and then use where possible in the school kitchen
Students were encouraged to reduce their waste lunch and the eco team brought in waste free lunches. Signs were put up around the school with different ways to reduce waste - we are continuing to monitor and suggest ways including compost bins.
Waste week encouraged the children to think about how much waste we create at lunch time and how much goes to landfill. We now have a compost bin and recyling bin on the playground so that the children can keep doing their bit to reduce it.
I think that waste week has gone extremely well in our school!
Phase 2 is going to be extremely tricky - no offense to the teachers!
I think we have made sooooooooooooooooooo much progress since before waste week!
Hardenhuish School asked all 1600 pupils and 200 staff to 'make a pledge' to reduce, reuse and recyle. Our lunchtime crunchtime saw a 50% reduction in the amount of litter dropped on consecutive Fridays and we are now designing waste week bins!
Year 5 became waste detectives and we pinpointed areas of the school which were producing too much waste. They came up with ideas and posters to display around school and most importantly helped to produce a lunchtime eco code to reduce waste.
We had a very enjoyable campaign which began with our ECO Warriors presenting information on waste at their special assembly. Our campaign certainly made a difference in reducing the amount of waste we produce for landfill.
An exciting week where we realised how much more we can do. Our new eco council are working hard to promote reduce, reuse, recycle. Composting is increasing, wormery is being set up too. Next step reduce packed luch waste. Well done to all!
We used waste week to remind the children of the importance of food waste recycling and encouraged recycling from lunch boxes. We also use food waste such as stale bread from our healthy tuck shop to feed the school chickens. Well worth the effort!
We have been composting since September 2011, but had issues with lunch waste. Waste Week helped us come up with ideas to reduce this. Our council is now convinced to collect this reduced amount of food waste for free, starting in June! Whoopee!