RecycleKiwi gets off to flying start at bilingual school

The rollout of RecycleKiwi was perfect timing for staff and kids at Maraenui Bilingual School.

Teachers Nanny Judy and Whaea Whakaata at Maraenui Bilingual School.

The Napier school was the first in the area to receive a resource pack that helps schools to improve their recycling.

Although the school already has a recycling programme in place, the additional resources from RecycleKiwi were gratefully received by teachers.

Included in the free pack are stickers that can transform any suitable containers into dedicated recycling, composting and rubbish bins. The posters and bin stickers are bilingual, with all key words written in te reo Maori.

Teacher Nanny Judy says the bright RecycleKiwi stickers are transforming the bins already in use for waste material. “We just had bins with paper stickers on the front. It’s made it clearer and they are now easier to differentiate. Staff members have been putting the stickers on the bins, it’s awesome.”

Abby Latu, CrestClean’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager, went along to Maraenui Bilingual School to drop off a RecycleKiwi pack.

“They have recently started their own recycle initiative and this is a perfect tool for them to grow it, encourage and educate the kids, and have fun with it along the way!

“As the school is bilingual, it is fantastic these resources are in te reo,” she says.