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
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
Waste Free Lunches
When 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?
- Make your own versions of things you would normally buy
individually- sandwiches, cheese dips, salads, soups, fruit salads
- Buy larger versions of crisps, yoghurt, juice, dried
fruit etc and portion them out.
- Re-use containers like cleaned take-away boxes or sealable
boxes for your lunch instead of using cling film or foil.
- Don't throw away your leftovers at dinner, save them for lunch
the next day.
- 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
let us know!
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