5/6 Waste Audit. 4 th March 2011. On the 4 th March, 5/6 conducted a waste audit of Baradine Central School. This involved collecting the rubbish from the day before and using tongs, we sorted it into 5 groups. The five groups were: Landfill Recyclable containers Organic material
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4th March 2011
On the 4th March, 5/6 conducted a waste audit of Baradine Central School. This involved collecting the rubbish from the day before and using tongs, we sorted it into 5 groups.
We recorded these results so we could calculate how much of each type of waste our school generated in a week / term / year!
The results were shocking!
This is waste that cannot be recycled, composted or used for any other purpose.
Our school produces 2.6kg in one day!!
That’s 13kg in one week
130kg in one term
And 520kg in one school year!!
That’s how much a big fat cow weighs!!
In one day our school throws away 1.05kg of recyclable containers!!
That’s 5.25kg in one week
52.5kg in one term
And 210kg in one year!!
That’s the size of a young steer!
At the moment, we are adding that to landfill!
In one day: 4.85kg!!
That’s 24.25kg in one week
242.5kg in one term
9700kg in one year!!
That’s nearly ONE TONNE!
That’s how much a Bull weighs!
At the moment, that is being added to landfill – we could have a lot of happy chooks if we gave it to them!
Some paper gets taken to the tip to be recycled but there’s still lots that’s just going in the bin!
In one day there was 200g
Which is 1kg in one week
10kg in one term
And 40kg in one year!
That’s how much some of us weigh!
At the moment – it’s being added to landfill.......
We could do nothing.....
We could keep adding 3 tonnes of landfill to the tip each year.
That would be easiest.....
But one day.... There will be no more room at the tip.
This is what happens when people are not responsible with their rubbish:
Every year over 6 million tonnes of
rubbish is dumped into the world’s
oceans, 80% of which is plastic, and
a further 10% of this being plastic
bags. With an estimated 46,000
pieces for every square mile of
ocean, plastic is responsible for
killing 1 million sea birds and over
100,000 sea mammals each year.
Turtles, whales and sea birds
mistake rubbish for food or get
entangled in it, resulting in painful
injuries, or even death.