ECO Team News: Waste Reduction
Week October 21st to the 28th!
This week is National Waste Reduction Week and the ECO Team is ready!
1. Textile Tuesday! Fall is the time of year to purge gently used clothing. In our team’s bid to repurpose goods we are asking all
families to send any gently used clothing during this week. We will donate these items to Hope’s Closet for those in need and make
sure they stay out of the landfill.
2. E-Waste Wednesday! We will also be collecting any used batteries this week to ensure that they are recycled properly.
3. Ban the Bottle Thursday! We would like to encourage all students to bring reusable water bottles to school on Thursday. Each
student who does will get a ballot to go into our raffle to win a class pizza party.
4. Litterless Lunch Monday 28th! Our school has also pledged to reduce food waste and plastic waste. On Monday October 28th,
we are holding a school wide litterless lunch. Here are some tips to ensure lunches are litter-free:
-Pack lunches with healthy foods to minimize the packaging used in processed food
-Only pack as much food as your child will eat
-Use a reusable lunch bag/box and refillable bottle for drinks
-If you choose to use a single-serving container, please make sure it is recyclable
-Put sandwiches, muffins, etc. in reusable containers, instead of plastic bags
Thank you for helping us make
the world a better and greener place!