Paper, newspaper, magazines, leaflets, envelopes: These are things that are commonly used. Paper is most frequently used among everyone, therefore each class should have a recycling paper tray to put scrap paper in.
Plastic : Right now we have a plastic bottle bin. Many children bring in plastic bottles. Y7 have tried leaving plastic bottles out on the side that we want to be recycled but then they are thrown away. We had an idea to have a plastic bottle box in the classroom that will be collected at the end of the week. That way they won’t get thrown away.
We will be recycling paper and plastic first and we will have 10 of them, the look like normal recycling bins but this time with wheels so we can roll them into the car park and put them into the main container.
Who will be responsible to collect the recycling materials?
In the car park we can have a large recycling bin to carry all the recycling materials from each floor, Year 7s can be the people to collect the recycling materials. They can go in partners or in threes if there is too much materials in that floor. The materials can be carried by trolleys.
Across the road of our school, there is a recycling collection company and it is easy to give our recycling materials because it is just right next to the Hok Shan School! The company, told us that they are happy to collect the material, from school to their company. They will collect the plastic items and also paper. For the other items they can be collected by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Ltd.