GWA Recycling Initiatives

At GWA both teachers and children are involved in the recycling schemes and other activities to improve the environment in a fun way. The school also provides education to the children about the importance of recycling and the environment providing a path to a greener future. Following are the ways GWA involves in the recycling schemes and recycling activities for the whole school community.

Paper/Cardboard Recycling

  • In GWA paper and cardboard is the main form of waste created, making up at least a quarter of all its rubbish.
  • Paper-recycling bins are kept in corridors and main areas of the school.
  • Clearly labelled paper collection scheme has been set up for each classroom by making ‘paper only’ boxes for the children and teachers to put used paper in.
  • Cardboards are collected directly from the classes by the cleaning team and placed in the designated area ready for collection by the waste management companies.
  • Students are involved in this process by creating posters and bright labels for the recycle bins.
  • The paper recycling scheme is reiterated by the teachers and ECO committee members in classes and assemblies to inform the other students.

Plastic bottles recycling:

  • PET plastic bottles are collected in separate bins which are placed in a number of areas around the school
  • The whole school community involves themselves in not only recycling the bottles collected at the campus but also bring in from their homes.
  • These bottles are directly collected by the company that reuses these bottles in making fibre and in-turn polyester T-shirts.

E-waste Recycling

  • E-Waste recycling schemes are run at an ongoing basis at GWA.
  • At school printer cartridges, light bulbs, wires, used electrical equipment etc. are properly disposed of.
  • Whole school community including the parents are involved during the e-waste drives.
  • All the E-waste collected by the school are given to e-waste companies for recycling.

Composting Scheme

  • At GWA Teachers and children are involved in making the compost by adding items such as tea bags, coffee granules, fruit and vegetable cuttings from the cafeteria.
  • From the school garden, leaves, plant cuttings and grass trimmings are also added to the compost heap.
  • This compost is used in the organic vegetable garden which is run by the ECO committee members.

Environment week

During the environment week the students are involved in a number of fun activities that educate them about recycling and its importance to the environment. Below are some of the activities that are carried out in school:

  • Word search puzzles allowing the pupils to explore the different terms related to recycling.
  • Naming that symbol game where pupils became familiar with recycling symbols.
  • Arts and crafts which is an excellent way of recycling materials, and demonstrated to the pupils that recycling can be fun.
  • Questionnaires allow the pupils to use their brain to show what they know about recycling.
  • Class discussions that allowed pupils to express their opinions on recycling.
  • Inter School drawing competitions to cultivate creativity while also spreading awareness on the current sustainability issues.

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