Pine Rivers Schools Funded for Recycling Projects

09/10/2012

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, has congratulated Dayboro State School and Bray Park State High School for helping to teach local kids about the benefits of recycling.

"Dayboro SS and Bray Park SHS have been successful in their application for the Queensland Government's school waste minimisation project," Mr Holswich said.

The program is a joint initiative between the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, the Department of Education, Training and Employment and industry representative group, the Australian Packaging Covenant.

"Schools will be supplied with waste minimisation and recycling equipment such as colour coded wheelie bins, classroom recycling bins, stickers, posters and awareness raising materials."

"Schools will also be entitled to a $200 rebate from the Queensland Government to introduce an onsite composter or worm farm to recover their food scraps and grass clippings to further reduce waste to landfill."

"The habits and behaviours children learn at school stay with them into adulthood so it is crucial that they learn the importance of recycling from an early age."

"I applaud the proactive approach shown of the schools involved in helping our kids look after their environment for the future."

More information on the School Waste Minimisation Program can be found at http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/waste/recycling/schools_project.html