“Launching the Soft Plastic Pink Bin Project has been a massive goal of mine as the amount of waste each individual goes through on a daily basis, let alone the school community as a collective, is utterly profound and completely overwhelming. By bringing 4 new recycling bins purely for soft plastic, together we are diverting tonnes of soft plastic waste that would typically end up in landfill. Not only this, but there is a guaranteed closed loop system as the organisation that takes this waste (REDcycle and REPLAS) then transforms the material into new products like benches, tables, pathways, and more that communities, councils and schools can integrate into their environment. It’s amazing to see such great outcomes when all you have to do is put soft plastic in its own bin. With the amazing support and participation shown by the school community only after a few days, it really shows that these types of projects do have the potential to flourish and make a difference, simply by giving students and staff the option to make that conscious change, all whilst bringing major awareness to the issue of waste. I cannot thank enough the amazing Stella Maris staff cohort for enabling me to achieve my goal and for the project to reach its full potential with the help of the Stella family.”
Congratulations Phoebe M on your initiative and creativity. We love to see our students using their voice and caring enough to make a difference!