Almost all waste in schools and the wider community can be avoided, reduced, reused or recycled.
Many AuSSI schools implement a waste management program, addressing where waste comes from, where it goes and how individuals can make a difference. This is an area which is readily accessible and understood by students of all levels. It provides excellent opportunities for students to take creative leadership roles in a variety of ways and to make changes in their school and in their own homes.
Learning about waste and its management can be incorporated into many curriculum areas including science, geography, maths, technology, the arts and media.
By addressing waste through AuSSI, schools can improve their overall environmental impact, create a strong sense of community within the school through working towards common goals and include the wider community in making changes to their waste management practices.
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable