Parap Primary School in Northern Territory are launching a Boomerang Bags project to reduce plastic bag waste in their community. Upcycling fabric scraps and cast-offs students honed their sewing skills to manufacture bags for use in the local community. Bags will be distributed to local businesses for sale or for shoppers to borrow and return for reuse.
20 Australian Eco-Schools have received seed grants of $500 to kick-start a litter management project in their school. The 2017 Litter Legends grants have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Wrigley Company Foundation as part of the International Litter Less Campaign.
Well done to Burnie Primary School, Tasmania who have just been awarded their first Bronze Award. Choosing the litter and waste theme, the students reviewed the school’s waste management and found that there were no recycling facilities, with nearly 100kg of rubbish heading to landfill every school week.