Environment News

Published: Tue 4 Dec 2018

Our Eco Tip this week asks you avoid paper towels and to opt for a more reusable and sustainable option instead: cloth napkins! Many brands of paper towels are actually made with a plastic fiber, so they are not fully compostable and if they're too dirty, they're not recyclable either! So the next time you want to use a paper towel, consider avoiding it and using an alternative to avoid creating extra waste!

Published: Tue 27 Nov 2018

Have you ever thought about the amount of plastic involved in your daily routines? Consider the plastic bottles that your shampoo and conditioner are in, that bottle of shower gel or moisturizer. All of this adds up to a lot of plastic that could be avoided! Switching to solid shampoo, soap bars, and solid moisturizers can help reduce the amount of plastic packaging needed. They work just as well as (dare I say even better than!) liquid soaps, shampoos and conditioners and they last ages! Consider making this simple switch to cut down on plastic!

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018

On Monday 19th of November, the Eco-Committee here at Knox organised a litter pick with young kids from the nearby Pear Tree Nursery. The aim of this collaboration was to teach the nursery kids at a young age to be as eco-conscious as possible about the problem of litter. Also,  it showed us and the rest of the school community how much rubbish is left in the corridors after lunch break alone!

From an S4 perspective, it was great to see young people from the ages of 2 to 15 taking care of the environment around them. After the Eco-Committee presented to all year groups at Knox during assemblies about the problem of litter, we hope that this litter pick opens students’ eyes to a problem that is so avoidable.

     

This litter pick along with countless other eco projects that we have done, and will be doing *winky face*, has opened not only my eyes, but everyone's in the committee, to seeing the impact that a small group of students can have. Without this litter pick, 2 full black bags of waste would have been thrown into landfill so instead we recycled as much as we could and ended up with far less trash going to landfill, goal achieved!

So in conclusion, while it may seem like throwing one bottle into a recycling bin won’t make much difference, if we all had this mindset our world would become a much more enjoyable, trash-free place!

Written by: Adnan Ros, S4 Student, Eco-Committee

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018

Our Eco Tip this week is about how you can reduce the amount of plastic you use. When you go to the supermarket, avoid using the clear plastic bags for buying loose fruits and vegetables. Instead, take the fruits and vegetables on their own OR invest in some re-usable lightweight cloth bags OR even make your own! The point here is to cut unnecessary plastic out of your life! You can do it!

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is especially important in our day-to-day life here at school. When you are working in your jotters, make sure to use up every space, rather than flipping to a new page at the start of each lesson. By doing this, you will make use of the whole jotter and you won't waste paper! Your jotter will last longer and it will also help you keep your notes in better sequence too! Give it a try today!

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