Recycling seems to be all over the news and we think it is now even more more important than ever to look after our environment.
Why is recycling so important?
Recycling is important because if we don't recycle some animals could eat rubbish like plastic bags or straws and die. We don't want that to happen to our friendly animals do we? Rubbish can also block drains, which go to the sea and lakes, and make our environment a bit gross. We also do not have a never ending supply of plastics, which we quite often just throw away after one use.
History of recycling at Gracefield School
Before 2018 at Gracefield School we had we had green bins, which just went to the landfill. We also had a compost for some garden waste, mainly weeding. We also had milk carton recycling and paper recycling.
Recycling Project Term 3 2018 to 2019
In Term 3 of 2018 Mr Day, Mrs Gallacher, Mrs Nickel and Mrs McAuliffe worked with the children in their classes, and we started our recycling project. All the classes got to work on making choices about what we could do better in recycling at Gracefield School. In the end, we got several new types of recycling bins. The bins were for soft plastic, hard plastic, food waste and landfill. We started recycling more!
Unfortunately, this year the company who recycled some of our plastics could not do it anymore. So now we are able to recycle less. Hopefully we can recycle more of our plastics again soon.
Gracefield School is working really hard to recycle now. We hope you’re working hard to recycle too!