St Columban’s College, Goodstart North Lakes and Genesis Christian College have all been recognised for their efforts in reducing general waste and increasing recycling programs as part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2019 Sustainability Champions Program.
Mayor Allan Sutherland congratulated the students, as young as three and four, for embracing recycling and the program.
“Our goal through the program is to discover champion sites from across the region that are minimising waste to landfill and diverting valuable materials to recycling and resource recovery among other sustainable practices,” he said.
“If our young residents can find ways to help our environment then we can follow suit.
“From minimising printer usage, colour coding bins, improving awareness about hazardous waste items, reducing food waste, reusing paper and bottles, the students have shown how simple measures can make a difference to our environment.
For their efforts, both the centre and school received a certificate of achievement and a trophy made from timber recovered at council’s waste facility.
Mayor Sutherland also reminded residents and businesses to think green.
“Reusable options in your own backyard for lawn clippings and food scraps allows these nutrients to work for you, rather than buried in a landfill.”
To find out more information about waste reduction in the Moreton Bay Region, visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/waste
Did you know? Over 1,800 tonnes of recovered items are sold through the Caboolture and Dakabin Treasure Markets annually? Items are donated or salvaged from Council’s waste management facilities.