Students Study Rubbish Bins for Solutions

It may seem disgusting to dig through rubbish bins, but these Marlborough Girls College also say “It’s kind of disgusting to think how much food goes to waste.”

The girls undertook an audit of all the waste generated by their school, as part of an environmental sustainability class, in order to make recommendations to school leaders’ for how they can improve their waste management.

“It was really important to identify what type of waste we have so that we can implement the best system,” said Shannon McLean, one of the three students leading the project. “It’s for us to show statistics so that we can back our claims.”