Schools set re­cy­cling record

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A re­cy­cling pro­gram in the City of Kar­ratha has bro­ken records with 61 tonnes of rub­bish re­cy­cled this year.

The Rio Tinto and Toxfree part­ner­ship in­cludes the Re­cy­cling War­riors pro­gram, which has con­trib­uted 14 tonnes to­wards the to­tal from school and learn­ing cen­tre re­cy­cling de­pots.

Rio Tinto com­mu­nity ad­vi­sor Toni Salmon said the proof of stu­dents’ com­mit­ment to re­cy­cling was in the re­sults.

“This is an­other won­der­ful year for re­cy­cling with 11 schools and six early learn­ing cen­tres across Dampier, Kar­ratha, Wick­ham and Roe­bourne par­tic­i­pat­ing,” she said.

Through an ed­u­ca­tional pre­sen­ta­tion, stu­dents learn about the value of re­cy­cling, and are en­cour­aged to de­posit their rub­bish in the ap­pro­pri­ately la­belled bins.

Toxfree ser­vice the school de­pots weekly and pro­vide sta­tis­tics on the amount and type of rub­bish col­lected.

Al­most 47 tonnes of glass, pa­per, card­board, cans and plas­tic have also been re­cy­cled through the Dampier and Wick­ham com­mu­nity sta­tions.

The part­ner­ship aims to cul­ti­vate a com­mu­nity which is en­vi­ron­men­tally-con­scious, making our com­mu­ni­ties cleaner places to live.

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