Simple Ways on How to Reduce Waste at School

We are a strong believer that education is forever. So it comes to no surprise that we support local schools! With that being said. This post is an info article on how to reduce waste at your school.

Every school has a large number of students. And then, every year the population of students is growing. Therefore, schools are expected to produce more and more wastes. But, too much waste in school may lead to problems.

Can you imagine how many tons of wastes are collected every day in all schools in your city? Many students do not really care about this waste issue. It could have been better if every student will be concerned about the waste around them.

If you are walking around your school campus, you will see trash cans around. But, these bins are not enough for students to use. Even a trash can inside the classrooms and washrooms are not enough to accommodate all the wastes that students produce every day.

This concern is not only for the school administration to manage. It is also a responsibility of every student. If you are a responsible school officer, staff and a student, then you have to do something.

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Reducing the School Waste

To minimize waste production in school, everybody must cooperate. Now, if you are one of those who cares about the school’s environment, then here is a list of ways on how you are going to reduce waste in your school.

  • Reducing wastes during lunch time

Lunch time is the busiest time in school. Everybody is eating in the school cafeteria. Students find their own spots and eat together with their friends. So, during this time. You can see waste everywhere. You won’t even find an empty trash can for your rubbish.

We can only minimize wastes if the students have their own packed lunch, where their food is prepared in a reusable container. Another way of minimizing waste is to buy food from the school cafeteria, where glass plates are used. And then, buy food that you can finish. This means that you do not need to buy too much food and dump the unfinished food.

When it comes to your drinks, you may bring your washable and clean jug. In such way, you can also save some money. If you buy beverages, then why not buy the ones that you may recycle.

  • Reducing the use wasted paper

In the washroom, why not bring and use a clean towel to dry your hand after washing instead of using paper towels? Most of the time, excessive use of toilet paper and paper towels makes the wash room messy. And of course, we can’t stop students from using those in the washroom. But, we have to do something about cleanliness in the washroom.

Sometimes, the students use too much paper when writing. After writing and made a mistake in the work. They throw the paper away and that will fill the bin inside the classroom. We must encourage them to minimize doing that by keeping those unwanted paperwork and use for recycling.

The students also have reading materials. They subscribe on the monthly issues, but leave it anywhere after receiving it. Let them keep it for recycling.

Sometimes, the school gives too much paper for student notices. Instead of using a paper, why not announce the notice to the whole school or ask the teachers to inform the students about it when they are in the class?

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