From school paper to trees
Thanks to a great recycling effort, Matamata Intermediate have been able to add to their native tree collection.
Paper from the school’s office and classrooms is collected into sacks throughout the year and then recycled as part of the Paper 4 Trees programme.
Around 60 sacks of paper per year results in around 20 native trees for the intermediate thanks to sponsors Matamata-Piako District Council, Fonterra and Smart Environmental.
The school has been involved in the programme for the past three years and have used the trees to create a hedge close to the swimming pool complex and vege garden.
Matamata Intermediate teacher Dan Fraser and student Brody Leadbeater plant a native tree.