School goes green with recycling
NOTHING is going to waste at the Ipswich Adventist School. Re-using most waste on site at school is at the heart of its new recycling project unveiled last Friday. Plant physiologist and project assistant Tess Stafford said an Ipswich City Council donation of four recycling bins, a compost farm and a worm farm kick-started the project.
"The kids are just so excited," Ms Stafford said. "Basically, recycling can be made fun but it is a thrilling project for the school too because it is quite innovative.
"The idea of re-using as much waste as possible in our gardens on site is not a small task, but it is one that will make a big difference."
Ms Stafford said each class at the school would receive seven lessons on recycling, starting in October. "They will" she said. "They will also enjoy the practical aspect of seeing the worm farm and the uses of compost," she said.
The students and staff will re-use the by-products of the school's waste in their gardens, both at school and at the Redbank Westfalen Community Gardens.