Canberra Primary School

Canberra Primary School

Bins with signage along with effective emptying routines are simple steps to improve recycling and minimise waste.

Canberra Primary School, Hammersmith & Fulham

Canberra Primary School formed a team to help improve their recycling. The team worked together to put a policy and action plan together focusing around ensuring adequate containers with signage, and implementing effective emptying routines across the school. This is now in place, with daily informal checks taking place by the facilities manager, eco team leader and also the pupil eco team.

We held a ‘myth busting’ session at a staff meeting to explain where our recycling goes and recycling now features as a constant agenda item at staff meetings for any questions or concerns.

The team have identified their next priority which is to explore costs and opportunities to have their food waste collected for large scale composting food waste and for their confidential shredded paper to be collected and recycled, along with removing one waste bin and replacing it with a further recycling bin.

For more information or to take part in our free Recycle Western Riverside Schools Programmes please email or phone 020 7549 0324.

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