Waste reducation at Riverview Elementary
Jack Layton Award | Honourable Mention
All waste is disposed properly, and sustainably
Students used the Waste Generation unit available on www.r4r.ca and conducted a waste audit after lunch to see how they could reduce their school’s waste. They noticed that milk cartons were being thrown out instead of recycled. To reduce their waste, they created a milk carton recycling team to collect and recycle all milk cartons after lunch. Due to their efforts, over 80 large bags of milk cartons were diverted from the garbage to the recycling.