Sunday, September 19, 2010

We visited the council to put forward our submission. We talked with the mayor about why we believe Apiti should have a Community Recycling Centre. We look forward to hearing what they decide.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recycling Centre Submission

Our aim is to get a recycling centre in Apiti. It will be available for anyone to use. We think this will be a good idea as it will help our community develop the recycling habit. Now recycling is difficult as you have to take your recyclables to Feilding or to Kimbolton, but this is only open once a week. If we have a mobile recycling centre in Apiti, it will be open 24 hours a day to everyone.

Could you please fill out this form for your family. Please say ‘no’ for question 8 and that you would like to use one. In question please tick option 4. This is for a mobile recycling centre in Apiti and blue bag pick up for non-recyclables.

We can put in our submission to the council.

Thanks for your support.

Tom – On behalf of the ‘Recyclers’

Friday, September 3, 2010

Recycling shed sort out!

Last Monday, the Apiti school seniors cleaned the recyling shed. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Beards, the Wilson-Bryants and Chrissy L who sorted and emptied the recycling shed for us. We had about four fadges full of rubbish. - By Chevelle.

Recycling & Rubbish Options

Kimbolton Transfer Station is open from 10 - 4 every Saturday. This is available for general rubbish and recycling. The students are clearing our school shed soon. We appreciate all cans as we sell these as a fund raiser.

May Reflection

Our recycling is going really well. Our recycling centre is a little messy. While we have been taking out the paper we have noticed that it is getting harder to keep the shed tidy. The worms are doing well. We have begun to collect worm wee to use as fertiliser. We are lucky to have Neil coming on the 22nd to help us pick up the paper and take it to a local recycling centre. We will clean our shed. Our next step is to redesign the recycling centre and get more bins so that it is more efficient. We are pleased that we have only sent out one blue bag to be collected for the last 3 weeks. - By Chevelle.

Recycling Reflection

Our recycling system is working well. Each day after lunch, Chevelle and I carry out two boxes of paper to the paper shed and put the paper in the bins. We do this to be eco friendly. Recycling means litter can be reused. The next step to recycling the paper is to take the bin to the Kimbolton or Feilding recycle centre. - Tom.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Recycling challenge

We are concerned that we are not conserving when photocopying as well as we could. We need to be more sustainable because photocopying ...
  • uses alot of paper
  • uses a lot of ink
  • costs the school a lot of money.

We can be more sustainable by ...

  • filling a page before printing. One way to do this is to share a page with a friend.
  • printing a copy in black and white to check that it is perfect before printing in colour.
  • photo copying on to both sides of the paper.
  • thinking "Do I really need this?" before printing.

We now have a sheet of paper on the wall in our photo copy room.
We are using it for our photo copying and this is how it
works... Every time we take a photo copy, we draw a line beside our name and it just works like a tally. We record whether it was a black and white or a colour copy. Every fortnight we add up how much we have spent. Each black and white copy is 4c and colour copy is 20c. The aim is to have spent the least!

It is working really well.

We have also set up a tray where people can put any mistakes or extra pieces. We can then use these to photocopy on the back.

If we develop these habits, we can set a good example to others. Then even more paper, ink and electricity will be saved.