Para Hills School has been identified as a Wipe out Waste School (WOW), a South Australian initiative, funded by Green Industries SA and delivered by KESAB environmental solutions. WOW encourages a whole school community approach to waste reduction and supports schools to:
- reduce waste/materials to landfill
- increase opportunities to learn about waste reduction and resource recovery processes
- improve systems to reduce waste and recover resources
- adopt and promote sustainable behaviours.
Through WOW at PHSP7 we have decreased the amount of rubbish being placed in our landfill bins by recycling soft plastics, aluminium foil, straws, lids, containers, cardboards and paper correctly.
Each class has a bin where students can place (suitable) unwanted food. These scraps are emptied daily into the compost bins in our fruit and vegetable garden for use.