Plastic Free Tuesdays

18/09/2018 - 9:00 am > 3:00 pm

Location: St John's School

On Wednesday 12th September, our Yr 3 Eco Warriors did a count on plastic rubbish that we put in the bin.  There were 74 pieces in one bin at morning tea time.  If we multiply that by the four bins – that’s 296 pieces – and if we double that for lunchtime that’s 592 pieces of plastic.  If we multiply that by 5 days, that is 2460 pieces of plastic we are using every week.

Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We can try and recycle our plastic – but that is the final option.  Before that happens we should be reducing the amount of plastic we use and rethinking our alternatives.

Next Tuesday we are asking all families to think about how they can reduce the amount of plastic packaging that we bring to school.  Is there a way to eliminate plastic waste completely?  Can you reduce 5 pieces down to 1?  What alternatives are available?