Porirua schools turn focus to recycling
Pupils at five Porirua primary schools have been bringing more than just their own water bottle to school in recent weeks.
They have been collecting plastic drink bottles from home and friends and adding them to the ever-growing stacks of bottles at school. Holy Family School, Windley School, Corinna School, Paremata School and Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre are participating in an innovative programme called Recycling Circle.
Pupils learn about the huge mass of plastic bottles produced and thrown away each day, and then as well as being encouraged to reuse them, are provided with a practical example of how the bottles can be recycled.
Each school will be presented with a large plaque – made from recycled bottles – bearing the school name and thanking them for their participation.
The programme is run by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand in partnership with Keep New Zealand Beautiful and funded by the Coca Cola Foundation.
The schools get the chance for a Conservation Volunteers team visit and help with a project.