08 January 2008
Caerphilly county borough council is celebrating 100% participation in its schools' recycling scheme.
All of Caerphilly's 92 schools are now recycling waste material through the council's service and at the same time pupils are learning important lessons about sustainability.
Paper, plastic bottles and cans are collected in schools throughout the county borough with many schools going a step further by arranging their own mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling.
Every school is now dedicated to reducing its waste – a very positive step, as even the smallest change can make a huge difference. Schools are rewarded every year for their efforts and CCBC's waste minimisation team is committed to supporting each school as much as possible.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for the Environment visited Ysgol Ifor Bach at their new school site in Abertridwr to see how they are getting on with their recycling efforts.
Since joining Caerphilly's recycling scheme the eco-committee at Ysgol Ifor Bach have placed recycling bins throughout the school and labelled them, so that everyone knows exactly where their rubbish should go.
Sarah Edmunds, Headmistress at the school commented, "We are delighted to be part of the recycling scheme which fits in so well with the wonderful environmental features of the new school building. The children are very enthusiastic about making the school as environmentally friendly as possible so the recycling scheme is a big step in the right direction."
It is hoped that residents will follow the excellent example that schools are setting, by doing their bit to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.
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