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Eco-School News Update

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This week we invite you to watch a wonderful Eco-film by Primary School Council 📽️. This film was written and performed by Primary students. It shares an important message on what happens when we don’t recycle correctly and offers tips on good recycling habits.

Eco Film COBIS Awards: St George's Primary School - YouTube

Here are some “rubbish” facts about St George’s bins!

·         Each year the school recycles enough paper fill THREE double decker buses!! 🚌 🚌 🚌

·         St George’s recycles cardboard, food waste, batteries, plastic stationary items, print toners, lightbulbs and lots more! 💡

·         Food waste is recycled to make biofuel for Luxembourg ⛽

·         Recycled plastic is usually reused to make plastic industrial pipes

·         Our new plastic stationary recycling bins are made from recycled plastic ♻️🗑️🌍

Unfortunately, last year St George’s also produced enough general waste to fill FOUR double decker buses … 🚌 🚌 🚌 🚌

If recycled bins are not used correctly, they are “contaminated” and the bin contents has to go in the general waste. So, it is really important to recycle correctly.

Here are some tips,

·         Paper towels CANNOT be recycled and must go in the general waste. This is because the fibres in paper towels are too short to reuse in recycling processes

·         Drink containers need to be emptied before being recycled

·         Plastic food wrappers like crisp packets or fruit bar wrappers cannot be recycled and need to go in the general waste

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