CHURCHLANDS students have found out just how much waste we create in a week.
Science teacher Mike Barr set his Year 8 class on a mission to bring in all their plastic rubbish for seven days.
“What we’ve done is started looking at how plastics are made, then environmental issues, then recycling,” he said.
“Plastic doesn’t degrade, and micro-plastics then get in to the food chain.”
Inspired by the War on Waste television program, the class conducted a War on Plastic Waste project and created brochures aimed at informing neighbours about the effects of plastic.
“We’ve already got a great paper recycling program in the school; our long term idea is plastic recycling,” Mr Barr said.