GMAS students war on waste

Waste has been the focus for students and teachers at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School throughout term three by discouraging single use plastics and promoting reuse and recycling.

Their focus ‘treasure not trash’ was an extension of Plastic Free July with the school continuing the program throughout the entire term.

The school had a huge response with students bringing in their own containers for the cafe, as well as, classes taking on projects to support the theme.

GMAS sustainability committee member Marian Rowe said more than six out of 10 people were already refusing plastic shopping bags, avoiding pre-packed fruit and vegetable and bottled water.

“Our Waste Free Wednesday results reflected this statistic,” she said. 

“The Sustainability Committee wish to educate students to protect and value the environment and review their use of single use plastics.

“We want to inspire our students to be leaders and proactive in their use of plastic in the community and find solutions for future generations.”

The school screened the War on Waste, had sustainability talks from the City of Busselton and held beeswax wraps and boomerang bags workshops.