Reducing, reusing and recycling at Canowindra’s St Edward’s

Canowindra’s St Edward’s students will be doing more recycling in 2019 thanks to an introduced program at the school. 

The school has implemented a program of specific recycling and waste bins within it’s classrooms.

St Edward’s Principal, Ken McNamara, said the school would be focusing on how staff and students can be better environmental citizens.

“We’re looking at how we can care for our environment in a better way at school,” he said.

“Our new strategy is to have specific recycling and waste bins in all of our classrooms. We’ve also got a new mini recycling 'return and earn' centre for the school’s families, so they can place household recycling in.

“We’re educating the kids about caring for our community and environment, providing them with practical ways of achieving this,” he said.

Mr McNamara said the school would supplement the program with school visit from a NetWaste, a voluntary regional waste group formed in 1995.

“Netwaste will be coming out for a school visit at the end of the month,” he said.

“They’ll continue to motivate and inspire our students to do the right thing when it comes to recycling and reducing land fill waste.

“We are hoping to add this program to the list of environmentally practical things we are already doing in the school, such as a veggie garden, compost bins, use of bore water and solar paneling.”

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