We have been working with our catering suppliers to reduce the amount of waste, especially plastic, in school. All the containers on our salad bar are reusable, all our food waste is separated and broken down to make a bio gas which is used to generate electricity and heating, and our cooking oil is turned into biodiesel. In addition, we have installed some extra water fountains around school to encourage students to use refillable water bottles rather than buying single-use drinks bottles.
The students are getting used to the new system of returning their reusable containers and cutlery and doing their bit to help us reduce, recycle and re-use. The next step is for us to put together a group of interested students to help us move towards the removal of all single-use plastic, reduce waste going to landfill and promote the need for recycling. We will keep you informed as this work progresses.Click here to return to the current newsletter