Reduce paper usage campaign alongside recycling scheme
It's amazing that only a small amount of recycling happens at school. It's the perfect place to tackle such an important issue. If you manage to change the behaviour of students & teachers at school, maybe it will have a knock on effect at home. We are most interested to see how you get on with your campaign to recycle paper, plastic and clothes etc.
Macmillan Academies commitment to the environment and green issues
In Macmillan Academy, we are very eco-friendly. We have/do various things to help the environment. Every classroom has a paper recycling bag which helps the environment a lot. The dining room also has recycling bins for plastic bottles. We have an eco-garden where we grow our own food. We have used some of this food for school meals, which means it is “locally sourced”. We have solar panels and wind turbines to create some of our energy. Lastly, we have an eco-council which creates these ideas and will soon create more green ideas.
Why Macmillan Academy students chose the project
We, as students, chose the “Paper Problem” because we feel that our school uses too much paper. Teachers are often seen throwing paper away which hasn’t been used on both sides. Students are encouraged to recycle paper in the recycling bags but very often people notice that paper has been put into the normal waste bins. Trees are cut down every day to make paper which we don’t really need if we reduced, reused and re-cycled what we already have; it is a global problem, as well as our problem. We would like to take this problem and not make it a problem anymore.