Published on: 21 February 2017
Amy Warne from Earth Carers was a special guest at a recent Preparatory School Assembly, sharing awareness and education regarding battery recycling and sustainability. The boys from 4SS enjoyed performing a play based on reducing waste, reusing items and recycling rubbish before being joined on stage by a friendly mascot and playing a game focused on placing batteries into the correct bin.
The occasion served as the official launch of the Prep School’s battery recycling program including a competition against other schools to see who can collect the most batteries per student. All boys and parents were invited to take home a battery collection bag. The boys are being encouraged to fill the bags with batteries from their household and then depositing them at the School’s battery collection bank.
Sarah Stone, Year 3/4 Co-ordinator said “The boys understand the importance of not placing batteries in the regular bins and some families have already filled their battery bag.”
Batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed by Australian households, with 97% ending up in the general waste bin. Used household batteries can be dropped off in over 20 locations in Perth’s western suburbs including libraries, council offices, retail and now our Prep School Reception.
If you would like to get involved in the School’s battery recycling efforts, please contact Sarah Stone.