Schools set recycling record
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.