Perth schools celebrate »Coolbinia Primary School is one of 18 schools being recognised this week for achieving 10 years
Reuse old plant pots »Shelley Primary School finds fun ways to reuse old plant pots
A superhero in the making »Fremantle Language Development Centre - gets students off to an inspiring start
Forrestfield PS no dig garden »Students demonstrate the easy way of producing a low maintenance garden
Old mobile phones can be recycled! »The batteries and other components can be re-used and in many cases the phones still work perfectly.
Bridgetown SHS students »Sorting rubbish into recyclable, non-recyclable and food scraps...the last being used for worms or mulch
Mindarie SC plastic free pledges »Students pledge to reduce plastic waste
Beacy the scarecrow at Beaconsfield »Over 30 children from years 1-7 came along at lunchtimes to make "Beacy" out of recycled materials
Beckenham PS students »Feeding plants with their worm farms wonderful natural fertiliser
Dardanup Primary can crushers »Students collect, crush and recycle aluminium cans to raise funds
The Waste Wise Schools program provides support to schools across Western Australia to promote better waste management practices and behaviours, with a focus on waste avoidance and recovery. It also develops positive environmental values in students and the whole school community.
Waste Wise Schools practice responsible waste management and environmental behaviours through hands-on learning experiences that are linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Waste Wise Schools (WWS) is funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account and administered by the Waste Authority. It offers resources and support for schools to plan, implement and maintain waste avoidance and waste recovery/reuse projects such as recycling, composting and worm farming.
The program helps schools to set up infrastructure and provides resources aimed at changing attitudes and behaviour in regard to sustainable waste management.
The program is provided free of charge and is available to all schools in Western Australia.
For more information on WWS, please contact the Waste Wise Schools coordinator on 6364 6696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate National Recycling week Minister Dawson announced more than $67,000 for Waste Wise school grants. Congratulations to the 25 schools for their waste avoidance and recovery projects.
Coolbinia Primary School was one of 18 schools across Western Australia celebrated this week for achieving 10 years as a Waste Wise accredited school. Read the media release here
A list of waste education dates to help you plan for 2019