Waste minimisation can be a very rewarding topic. As well as encouraging pupils to consider the wider impacts of their buying habits, they can also discover the value in some types of waste. Schools may also see direct benefits such as reduction in waste disposal costs.
Monitoring the amount of waste a school creates, while also taking steps to minimise this amount, takes time, effort and the cooperation of the whole school. However, having this knowledge can be really empowering and decisions can be made to bring about real differences.
The Eco-Schools objectives in this topic area are to: