THE WASTEMANAGEMENT SCHOOLLet’s make adifference!
How can we manage all thislitter around the school?EcoskolamembersCOME TO THERESCUE!
REDUCE• Choose things with less packaging.• If you can do without the package, thendon’t use it.• Check if the boxes you buy food and otherthings, are made from recyclable material.• Make crafts out of things you are not goingto use any more Example: puppets fromold socks or baskets from cartons.
REUSEYou can reuse almost anything!• Reuse PAPERS from both sides. Everyoneneeds a rough paper or a picture!• Reuse CEREAL BOXES! Instead of a chartwe can use a cereal box during Crafts
The Water Meter…Reading a water meter is not as difficultas you might think! All you have to do is tonote down the numbers you can see in thesmall window on the top or bottom of themeter.
Why do we need water?1. To drink and to eat – a lot of food haswater in it.2. To wash ourselves.3. To cook4. To flush toilets!5. For plants – they also need water to drink6. To clean our houses.These are a few of our everyday chores!!!
Did you know?•A normalshoweruses 35litres ofwater!
Did you know?•To washyourhands andface – 9litres ofwater
Did you know?• To wash your teeth withtap left open you use 5 to15 litres of water
Did you know?• To wash your teeth withtap closed you use 1 to 2litres of water
Did you know?• To flush the toilet you use9 – 10 litres.
Did you know?• To flush the toilet with awater hippo you use 7 litres.
Water HipposWe have water hippos in our school. Weuse them so the toilets use less waterto flush and so we are saving water.
How to save water…No cost• Report leaks and drips• Turn off taps fully - no drips!• Put the plug in the wash basin• Get showered quickly• Only run water as much as you need• Use a bowl in a large sink
How to save water…Low Cost• Fix leaking taps• Fit Water Hippos in toilet cisterns• Investigate leaks• Fit plugs in wash basins• Buy a water tank to use rain water
How to save water…High Cost• Fit push taps• Fit flow restrictors in pipes - slow theflow!• Fit efficient automatic flush controls onurinals• Replace old inefficient fittings withmodern water-efficient ones
What did our Eco school do?1. Read the water meter every week tocheck how much water we areusing/wasting.2. Put water hippos in each toilet.3. Talked with the head of school aboutbuying a water tank to collect rain water.4. Checked for leaks so we can report them.5. Monitor for open taps.6. Write about and draw posters aboutwater
What can you do to help us?Remember to close the taps after washingyour hands.Keep the toilets clean. Flush whennecessary and don’t throw things in thetoilets.Report any leaks and get a handyman torepair them.Respect and keep the environment clean!
REMEMBER!• WE NEED YOUR HELP.• WITHOUT YOU WE CANNOT MAKEA DIFFERENCE• REMEMBER: TOGETHER WE WILLCHANGE TO THE BETTER!