Environmental Week 2023 – Litter Pick-Up - St Andrew's College

Environmental Week 2023 – Litter Pick-Up

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Environmental Week 2023 – Litter Pick-Up

The Environmental Sustainability Committee organized a litter pick-up at the start of Environmental Week. A large group of boys signed up from across the houses and were joined by some of the DSG girls. The team worked to clear the commonage near the rubbish dump, where litter blows from the dump and where some people dump their rubbish.

This area was chosen because there is always a large volume of litter there, which supports the idea of Ecobricks.  Stuffing plastic into a milk or cooldrink bottle instead of throwing it into a bin, will greatly reduce the volume of plastic that can blow out of the rubbish dump.  The take-home message from the litter pick-up was that if every household and dorm packed their plastic waste into a bottle, the litter problem – and the volume of waste on the dumpsite – would be greatly reduced. 

Thank you to the boys and girls for their hard work in making a difference to the environment, to the bus drivers for transport and the tractor team for removing the 60-odd bags of rubbish that were collected.

Mrs K. Cobbing