New Plymouth District Council has a range of services on offer to schools and other education centres to assist with waste minimisation and delivering zero waste education to children and young people.
Interested in how you can reduce your waste?
Would you like to find out more information on how well your school is recycling?
Why not book our educator to visit your school and carry out a waste assessment or audit. This provides an opportunity for us to work with a group of children and links directly to the curriculum areas of measurement and statistics. From the audit we can assist with developing a goal and an action plan to minimise your waste.
Schools and pre-schools in New Plymouth District can book the award winning Zero Waste Education programme offering units to students in years 1 – 8. Additionally there are three units for pre-schools. All units are delivered by a Zero Waste Education specialist teacher and are FREE to schools.
More information on the programme can be found on the Zero Waste Education website. The programme can be tailored and timetabled to fit the needs of your school. To discuss further or to book please email us.
Does your school currently have a compost or worm farm system to deal with your food waste? Our educator can provide guidance on setting this up. Alternatively the Zero Waste Education programme includes a composting unit where students can build their very own mini worm-farm as a learning tool.
If you have an Enviro Group or Green Team at your school and would like to meet with our Education Officer to discuss recycling or any other aspect of waste minimisation or project work related to waste, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Sustainable Taranaki offer educational tours of the Materials Recovery Facility from their inspiring education space. These tours are free to schools and can accommodate up to 30 people. Come along and see our sorting facility in action!
To discuss any aspect of the services on offer please contact our Waste Minimisation Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org