Recently, the College celebrated National Recycling Week to bring awareness to our waste habits and consumption, and their impacts on the environment.

To celebrate the week, we launched a recycling station in the STEM lab where students can donate a number of materials like old buttons and toilet paper rolls that will be recycled in STEM activities and projects.

The College has also started a collection of breadtags in the STEM lab and at the canteen. These will be donated to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs where they are melted down into useful plastics items and sold to fund wheelchairs for people in South Africa. The new collection was advertised with a competition where students could guess how many bread tags were in the jar to go in the running for an eco-friendly prize. We encourage all members of our community to start collecting their recyclables to donate.

Students were invited to participate in a beeswax wrap workshop during lunchtime, that encouraged waste reduction and a no-sew t-shirt bag workshop that encouraged us to reuse and recycle the materials we have. I hope this week has inspired our community to make conscious decisions to reduce, reuse and recycle.