Let's cut all this waste - Lowestoft school says
A NEW war on unnecessary waste is being unveiled to mums and dads of pupils at a Lowestoft school.As part of a campaign to make Suffolk a greener county, Foxborough Middle School is redoubling its efforts to reduce waste and move pupils towards healthier eating.
A NEW war on unnecessary waste is being unveiled to mums and dads of pupils at a Lowestoft school.
As part of a campaign to make Suffolk a greener county, Foxborough Middle School is redoubling its efforts to reduce waste and move pupils towards healthier eating.
Letters are being sent out to parents and carers next week to alert them to the school's efforts during what is being described as Zero Waste Fortnight.
With a successful eco-school club and healthy philosophy already in place at the school, the letter calls on the support of the children's parents and carers to support the latest moves.
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It states: 'For the next two weeks we will be asking children to bring their packed lunch and mid-morning snack waste home.
'This will help you to know what your children are eating (or not eating) at school and will help with our Eco School project.'
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The initiative has been launched amid increasing concerns from staff that bins around the school are being filled with rubbish such as recyclable plastic, compostable fruit, complete packs of sandwiches, plastic bags, crisps and sweet packets.
'We cannot sort the waste at school, so it all goes to landfill,' the letter states.
'When your child brings their waste home, they can rinse out recyclables and put them in the correct bin with your help.'
It adds: 'As a school, it is part of our responsibility to teach children how to eat healthily.
'Our school meals have improved a lot, and the school has now decided to ask for your help to make packed lunches healthier.'