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Did you know that Eumundi generates about 100kg of waste each week just from our lunches? If that shocked you, you are not alone in your thinking. Our Year 6 Enviro leaders have decided we need to help Eumundi kids reduce our waste by introducing recycling bins into all our eating areas. So, starting this week, all children will have access to a bin for recycling their lunch rubbish. Look for the yellow lid for recycling.

To help keep our children on track with using our new recycling bins, we are going to have a little competition. Each different eating area is going to be checked regularly by our year level Rubbish Rangers and could be awarded 4 stars if using the bins correctly.

Here’s how they earn 4 stars.

·       The first star is awarded for having all three bins (recycling, worm and waste) side by side in their eating area.

·       The second star will be granted if the recycling bin has only recyclable items in it.

·       The third star is given if the green organic bin only has food for the worms in it.

·       Finally, the fourth star is awarded for ensuring that no items that could have been recycled or fed to the worms, ended up in the general waste bin.

To assist your child with this new way of thinking about waste, we have included a video summarising the items that are allowed into the school recycling bins.

Well done to our Year 1 team. They are our first ‘4 star’ eating area. Congratulations. All the best to the other year levels as we move into week 2.

Good luck!

Shelley McWaters


 Recycling Video


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