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What has your school done to reduce single use plastics?

Email wasteeducation@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au and tell us so we can add you to this page of wonderful schools!

St Kieran’s Primary School Manly

Gone plastic straw free at the school canteen (with the exception of Nudie juices). It has been a smooth transition as the students are beginning to understand the negative impact single use plastic has on our environment.

Wheeler Heights Public School 

Single use plastics have been eliminated from the school canteen and replaced with reusable items including long life lunch bags, containers, cutlery and drink bottles. Students place these items in canteen reusable bins after they have eaten, the bins are emptied multiple times per week and the reusables are washed, then reused again in the canteen.

Dee Why Public School 

Eliminated their single use plastic serve ware from the school canteen and replaced them with bamboo and corn starch items. Plastic fish soy sauce and tomato sauce sachets have been replaced by refillable soy and tomato sauce bottles at the counter. Their canteen manager has had a great time helping the children master this life skill.  They have even had a set of stairs made for the canteen so the smaller children can reach the bottles themselves. They no longer use glow sticks at their discos. Any soft plastics still used are collected by volunteer parents and taken to the REDcycle bins found at most local supermarkets for recycling into outdoor school furniture.  The school community collects plastic Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs charity, and oral health waste is collected and recycled with Terracycle.