PACK FOR THE PLANET
We are students who see a problem with the world’s production of waste, and are aware that our school community contributes to this problem. At the beginning of 2019, we conducted a waste audit of our school and were shocked to discover that our College community contributes over 8 tonnes of rubbish to landfill each year. We instantly knew we had to do something.
We plan to work for change by educating teachers, parents and students about the environmental impacts of single-use plastics. 'Pack for the Planet' is a project designed to decrease the amount of waste our school community produces. We are educating people on what a waste-free lunch box looks like and making wax wraps to support them in reducing their waste. We'd love to see the mindsets of teachers, parents and students change from ‘we can’t do anything to help the planet’ and ‘it's too hard’ to ‘together we can do this!’.
Raising awareness within our community is only a small goal, but we believe that 'from little things, big things grow'. This is just the beginning. If we all work together to reduce our reliance on packaging and single use plastics, we can take a meaningful step towards allowing our ecosystems to thrive in a waste-free environment.
To support us in this quest, please consider getting involved in our 'Go Green Day' or 'Waste Warrior' events. Furthermore, purchase a wax free wrap from our College reception and aim to reduce the amount of rubbish you include in your packed lunches. Please also see the resources available on this website for great ideas on how to reduce your impact. For more information on any of these initiatives, please visit the 'Get Involved' section of our website.