Students on mission to start recycling
THE Biggenden State School Year 7 geography class has put out the challenge to its school community to collect all of the recyclable rubbish that would normally end up in rubbish bins and then landfill.
Teacher Judy Dohle said the task would help students identify what items could be recycled and for what purpose.
"They will be able to gain an understanding of what clean rubbish means, and their responsibility deciding what items go into recycling bins," she said.
"Students will use their numeracy skills to keep data of the challenge, such as the dimensions of the room, rubbish collected each day and area filled each day.
"As the task continues we will take (photos)."
Students will then write a letter to the council to present their data and petition the council for recycling bins and recycling collection within Biggenden.
Mrs Dohle said the set task was to see how long it would take to fill a room completely with only recyclable rubbish.
Materials needed include cardboard boxes, newspapers, plastic and cans.