Monday, 21 March 2011

Recycling in action

Key Stage 2 playing 'Who wants to be a recycl-aire?'
'We are stars', it says on the display board - and they certainly are!

Hearing the story of Ian Graham (recycling officer) and his amazing recycled Time Machine

We love sharing the recycling message with the local schools, and were delighted to be invited to take part in South Parade primary school's Science Week.

By listening carefully to the story 'No Time To Waste' and answering the quiz questions, Key Stage 2 classes learnt about rubbish and recycling through history, and what we need to do now to save our planet. We are now producing more rubbish than at any other period of time in history, and that needs to change.
We're looking forward to visiting a Year 5 class again in Climate Week, for them to have a go at making their own recycled paper, out of old magazines.
School visits are so important because these children are going to be making the decisions in the future - and they are often much more enthusiastic than most adults!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Our bottle greenhouse is finally finished!

It took approximately 1,500 of empty 2 litre plastic bottles to do it, but it was most definitely worth it.

Our recycling officer was proud to help lift the roof into place, and the health promotions team are looking forward to growing all sorts of fruit and veg inside it.

We've already had some requests from local schools for the handbook on how to make their own too.

What a great example of re-use eh?

North East Lincolnshire Council gets blogging
I've been asked to help test out the facility on our new style website. I believe this is the only prototype blog so far for us, so some posts from this site will be copied over there, and we'll see how it goes.

We're keen to share the waste-less benefits, as well as cost savings of Real Nappies and now local parents have stepped up to help out too. We now have 9 local Real Nappy champions. They have all used washable nappies and will be sharing the messages and their experiences across North East Lincolnshire.

They're getting ready for Real Nappy week at the moment, which takes place from 16th-20th May