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Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools

Many schools within the Borough have joined the eco-schools programme and are working towards Green Flag status.  The programme is made up of nine topics which cover all aspects of sustainability.  For more information visit the Eco-Schools Website.

 

 

 


 

Schools' RecyclingFlats Reuseable Recycling Bag

All schools have been issued with 5 reusable recycling bags.  Further bags are available for a small fee should you require them.  If you would like more information about recycling in school or want to order replacement bags please email recycling@bedford.gov.uk.

 


 

Bright Ideas

Waste Free Lunches

Waste Free LunchesWhen having lunch, have you ever noticed the amount of packaging that your food comes in?  All this packaging is made using lots of natural resources including vast amounts of oil, water and paper.  What's more, the food too is made at a huge cost to the environment as shown in this diagram on the Love Food Hate Waste website.  So when we put the packaging in the bin, or leave the crusts of our sandwich, we are putting our world's valuable resources to waste too. 

 

Even more shocking is the money we waste when buying our lunch instead of making our own with the average disposable lunch costing £3.68 per day and a waste free lunch costing only £1.69.  Total it up and you could make a huge saving just by making small changes to your lunchtime routines.

 

Why not try some of these Bright Ideas to help you reduce your waste at lunchtime? 

  1. Make your own versions of things you would normally buy individually- sandwiches, cheese dips, salads, soups, fruit salads and more.
  2. Buy larger versions of crisps, yoghurt, juice, dried fruit etc and portion them out.
  3. Re-use containers like cleaned take-away boxes or sealable boxes for your lunch instead of using cling film or foil.
  4. Don't throw away your leftovers at dinner, save them for lunch the next day.
  5. Avoid using plastic cutlery that you dispose of after use.  Instead try using stainless steel ones that you can use again and again.

 

If you have some Bright Ideas on how to reduce waste then email recycling@bedford.gov.uk and let us know!

 

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Environment

Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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