Pos­i­tive charge to re­cy­cling ti­tle

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

ROS­ALIE Pri­mary School and Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege stu­dents are school­ing their par­ents on the cor­rect way to dis­pose of bat­ter­ies.

The west­ern sub­urbs schools were named joint win­ners of the Earth Car­ers School Bat­tery Re­cy­cling Com­pe­ti­tion in 2014.

Ros­alie col­lected 96kg of bat­ter­ies for the west­ern sub­urbs com­pe­ti­tion – the most of any school in the re­gion – while Iona col­lected 31.5kg in a month.

Earth Car­ers co-or­di­na­tor Amy Warne said they an­nounced Ros­alie as the win­ner of the Bat­tery Re­cy­cling School by Over­all Weight cat­e­gory and Iona as the win­ner of the Bat­tery Re­cy­cling School by Pop­u­la­tion and Time in Pro­gram cat­e­gory.

“Ros­alie con­sis­tently col­lects mas­sive num­bers of bat­ter­ies and we want to recog­nise this ef­fort but Iona en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion late last year with such gusto and great re­sults, we wanted to recog­nise them too,” Ms Warne said.

“To give credit where credit is due, we named both schools win­ners.”

Ros­alie Year 6 stu­dent Louis Bird is on the school’s Green Go­ril­las com­mit­tee, which aims to in­form stu­dents, par­ents and the wider com­mu­nity about re­cy­cling.

Iona Year 11 stu­dent Chloe-Jade Ja­cob said her par­ents did not know what to do with used bat­ter­ies and ended up col­lect­ing close to 400 at their home.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.cod­due­ity­gix.cod.Au d434364

Louis Bird and Abbey Ma­jor, from Ros­alie PS, with Iona Col­lege’s Holly Simp­son and Chloe-Jade Ja­cob.

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