ISL’s Eco-Club wanted to address the students at the start of the year to remind them about our mission of reducing waste at the school.
We invited Magali from ELISE, a company we use to help us dispose of our recyclable waste, such as paper, cardboard, plastic and cans. She explained how her company recycles various materials, and how they employ people with disabilities to create an inclusive work environment. She answered lots of excellent questions from our Grade 4–11 students, and we continued the conversation afterwards in our classrooms.
The Eco Club reminded everyone about the colour-coded sorting system for waste: yellow for bottles, green for cans and black for regular waste. They discussed their important role as recycled paper collectors and demonstrated their appreciation of the environment, acting as role models for the younger students. They made us think, as well as laugh, and it was a great experience for all. The club will also ensure the younger students have the same information.
Magali was very pleased to meet the students of ISL and our Eco Team impressed her with their enthusiasm! Well done, Everyone!