On Thursday 9th of June, 2016 a group of students from Year 3 to 6 did a waste audit in the SPS hall. All the classes rubbish was collected for one day.
Mr Archer and Nadine who is the waste minimisation officer from the Taranaki regional council helped sort and weigh the food scraps, general waste and recycling.
We found out how much waste we produce in a day. We also found we are still throwing out a lot of glad wrap and chippie packets. Compared to last year it was an enormous improvement. This time last year we were putting out twelve wheelie bins a week and now only two-three wheelie bins a week!
We would like to be the first school in Taranaki to be a zero waste school. To keep this up we need to use reusable containers, buy in bulk and being responsible for our rubbish and take it home.
By Michael Lobb and