Recycling visit an eye opener

Coast Kindy kids, from front, Keira Heremaia, Lily and Holly Bibby, see what happens to plastic bottles before they are recycled in the Zero Waste Zone Educational playground.

A trip to the Zero Waste Zone at the Waitakere Refuse and Recycling centre was inspiring and informative for Coast Kindy children and their parents.

Twenty-six adults and 31 children went on the trip, on September 26. Coast Kindy assistant supervisor Raewyn Meikle says that reuse, recycling and sustainability has been a focus at Coast Kindy for a few years.

She says they checked out some creative upcycling in the playground and garden area as well as worm farms. They watched as recyclable items were rescued from the front loaders in the rubbish dumping area and sent to the onsite recycle shop.

Back in the classroom, the children sorted rubbish that a typical household would throw out into recycling, composting and reusing piles.

“As well as being inspiring, informative and an eye opener for many of the parents that came, the visit encouraged us by reinforcing the knowledge that our daily recycling practice at Coast Kindy is making a difference,” Raewyn says.


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