In case you didn’t read it last term, here’s the winning application they wrote.
St Joseph’s Coles Buddy Bench Application
St Joseph's School students have been Waste Warriors, using REDcycle since 2015. Four Grade 5 students explain what they have learnt and what we are doing to help students, families, and the community protect the environment.
We know that If you have scrunchable plastic, you should put it in the REDcycle bin, and it saves it from going to landfill. To make even more difference for the environment, kids at our school bring Nude Food in their lunchbox or wrap it in the Wax Wraps we made with our parents. If you have food at home wrapped up in plastic, take it out of the plastic and put it in the REDcycle bin at Coles. The plastic is made into plastic products like Buddy Benches and saves it from spreading all over the place. By Angus
Everyone tries their hardest to get every student on board and persuade them to bring Nude Food and reduce the plastic they buy. We remind everyone that if we keep on purchasing plastic it won't go away. Even if we put it in the bin it doesn't go away because when you make plastic you can't remove it even if you burn it. It will still be there in tiny particles. If we drop a piece of plastic down the drain it goes down into the ocean and animals will think its food and they will eat it and they will get sick and possibly die. By Xavier.
We learnt that you can recycle waste or make something creative from it. If you have plastic that you can scrunch, we put it in the REDCycle bin then when it is full, take the soft plastic to the REDcycle Bin at Coles. If we all do that we help the environment, and the plastic is made into Buddy Benches. By Liam
We know if you see rubbish make sure you put it in the bin. If we reduce our rubbish it will cost less and it is good for the environment. Because of what we do at St Joseph's to reduce waste and care for the environment, we would love a Buddy Bench from Coles. It would be made from the soft plastic we put in the REDcycle bin. The Buddy Bench will be put in the Indigenous garden and will be a place to help stop the loneliness of some students. By Jack