Welcome to Kirkliston’s Eco Warrior page.
Our School have been working very hard to ensure we continue to meet our targets for Eco Schools status. A lot of changes have been taking place in our school and our Eco Warriors have been involved in leading various things in our classrooms and in and around our school grounds. Miss Afzal (one of Primary 5 teachers) and Mr Phillips our new janitor have been helping the pupils to establish new strategies in school to minimise waste and litter in our playground and looking at how best to manage this within our school.
Here are some of the things that we have been working on over the past few months:
Recycling and Litter Management:
- Reducing the amount of food waste in our school. We had Angela from Changeworks come in to school to lead an assembly. about this.
- We had a competition for designing a poster to save more energy and the winning entries from different stages received a small prize.
- New blue bags for recycling paper, recycling boxes for milk and packaging and a green box for used pens.
We have also recently started collecting crisp and snack wrappers ready for the recycling scheme (run by Terracyle) starting in December. In the short amount of time we have started collecting, we have already filled one huge box.
Here are some posters to show which things we are currently recycling in our school and raising money from:
USED PEN RECYCLING POSTER
ACCEPTED WASTE: pens, felt tips, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils and correction instruments (tape and fluid pots), fountain pens and ink cartridges.
WASTE NOT ACCEPTED: Rulers, glue sticks, pencils and sharp objects.
PLADIS BISCUITS AND SNACK RECYCLING POSTER
ACCEPTED WASTE: THE PLADIS BISCUITS AND SNACKS
All brands of Cracker Wrappers2
All brands of Cake Wrappers3
All brands of Non-Savoury Biscuit Wrappers
Please note that we accept only ﬂexible plastic packaging and not cardboard packaging, as these can be recycled through local council recycling.
CRISP RECYCLING POSTER
AIR AND HOME CARE REYCLING POSTER
ACCEPTED WASTE: 1. All brands and sizes of plastic bottle trigger heads and pumps (used for air care and home cleaning products such as kitchen / bathroom cleaner sprays). 2. All brands and sizes of plastic air fresheners and plastic air freshener cartridges/ reﬁlls (including plastic car air freshener products). 3. All related ﬂexible plastic air care and home care product packaging of any brand (please remove any cardboard, which is usually at the back, or other recyclable components ﬁrst and recycle these with your household collections). 4. All brands and sizes of ﬂexible wipe packaging (used for home cleaning products). 5. All brands and sizes of pumps and caps for home cleaning products. Please check with your local council to see if plastic bottle caps (for air care products, and washing up liquid bottles) can be recycled locally – where a solution is available please recycle the caps locally – if no local solution is available these can also be sent in for recycling.
WASTE THAT IS NOT ACCEPTED : • Glass air fresheners and air freshener cartridges (these can be recycled with your standard household recycling.) • Air and Home Care related aerosols and plastic bottles / containers (these can be recycled as part of your standard household recycling). • Laundry product caps • Toilet cleaner or bleach product caps • Pest control spray product caps (i.e. ﬂy / bug spray) • Window cleaner or furniture polish product caps • Flexible wipe packaging for non-home cleaning products (i.e. baby wipes packaging, face wipes packaging)
ELLACYLE RECYLING PROGRAMME POSTER
ELLACYCLE ACCEPTED WASTE: 1. Baby food pouches 2. Baby food pouch caps 3. Snack Packets/ Porridge Pouch
THE COLGATE AND ORAL CARE RECYCLING POSTER
Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps
Any brand of toothbrush outer packaging
Any brand of toothbrushes
Any brand of toothpaste cartons
Any brand of electric and battery toothbrush heads
WASTE THAT IS NOT ACCEPTED: • Dental Floss and Floss Containers • Interdental Brushes • Toothache Kits • Breath Sprays • Denture Adhesives Packaging • Denture Tablets Packaging • Denture Cream Tubes • Battery Toothbrushes • Mouthwash Plastic Bottles • Tubes that did not contain toothpaste • Outer packaging that did not contain toothbrushes • Cartons that did not contain toothpaste
Our page will be updated regularly to keep you up to date about what the school is doing and our new targets will be added in the next couple of weeks so please check back for new information. In the meantime, should you have any questions about the various recycling programmes that we are operating in school please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.