Gilmore College is serious about reducing waste.
Each classroom is equipped with a paper recycling bin and a team of dedicated students collect recycling and deposit it in the recycling skip bin each week. The design and technology department fashioned a compost bin from a wheelie bin that’s now used to compost food scraps from the canteen, classrooms and student lunches.
Other waste actions include:
- Switched to 100 per cent recycled copy paper, with plans to switch to recycled toilet paper
- Change the default of school printers to double sided
- Trialling digital reporting instead of printing hundreds of paper reports
- Banning plastic straws
- Staff now bring their own plates to Friday’s morning tea to reduce single use plastic
- Fitting bottle fillers at drink fountains
- Conducted a Waste Wise waste audit and the school has since become a Waste Wise School