- Seed, Produce and gardening book share trolley
- National Recycling Week
Librarian Sarah has been working hard to catalogue some gardening books and magazines that she is offering to share with the St Columba’s community. These will be available from the share trolley that will be placed outside the hall.
In addition to gardening books, we would like to offer a seed and garden produce sharing system similar to the ‘Food is Free’ movement. This would mean if you have an abundance of food or seeds from your garden, eggs or produce, you can put them on the trolley to share with the community. This will include produce grown at school. St Columba’s families and community would be welcome to take what they need and leave a gold coin donation that would go towards maintaining our school vegetable gardens.
Also on the trolley - Boomerang Bags! As an alternative to plastic bags, put your produce in a Boomerang Bag that you are welcome to keep or return. There will be take home packs available to sew your own Boomerang Bags which can be returned to school for others to use.
National Recycling Week
“Recycling is too confusing!” “What’s the point, it all goes to landfill anyway.” “Who cares, it gets processed at the facility anyway”. Surveys show that nearly half of Australians are still confused over what can and cannot be recycled. There are too many exceptions, too many different material types and people tend to ‘wish-cycle’ instead of putting the right items in the right bin.
Let’s make it simple. Paper, cardboard, glass, rigid plastic and metal tins are the five items to recycle every single time. Keep soft plastic, food, liquids, textiles and garden waste out of the commingled bin.
A viable, sustainable recycling industry relies on good quality material for recovery and reuse. If we were to recycle just these five materials correctly every time, we’d be able to recover 100% of the recycling bin and maximise reuse into new materials.
So Simply5 it:
• Paper, cardboard, glass, rigid plastic, metal tins
• Liquids and food in the recycling bin destroys cardboard fibres and sends the material to waste
• Soft plastic – plastic bags, cling film, packaging wrap – is never accepted in the commingled recycling bin
• If you can scrunch the plastic, it’s probably not recyclable in the commingled bin
• If in doubt, leave it out
Download the Simply5 recycling ebook from Cleanaway to find out more.
Follow the links below to find more great recycling guides and resources: