Sustainability for Sydney School Students
April 26, 2017
Our growing population has called for greater environmental awareness amongst future generations. As we aim to engage in eco-friendly practices through each facet of our business, we also actively encourage members of the community to adopt eco-friendly practices in their daily lives.
A newly established branch of Bingo Industries, Bingo Education, was created to teach students to value the environment by behaving in a sustainable way. As an ongoing initiative meeting curriculum requirements, we’ve collaborated with Planet Ark to teach local students how they can make a global difference. Our exclusive partnership has enabled us to position ourselves as unique participants in the industry, with the importance of the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle at the essence of what we endorse.
The free excursion linked to syllabus outcomes, takes students on a recycling journey where they are granted meaningful experiences that link back to life-long learning and responsibility.
What happens on a Recycling Excursion?
- Exploring the recycling journey to physically see where their waste goes
A bus tour around our Auburn Recycling Centre gives students the opportunity to ride around the most advanced and innovative recycling centre in the southern hemisphere! As well as seeing Big MRF – our exclusive recycling machinery – first hand, students discover the process of disposing of building and construction waste once collected and how it is then handled.
- Deconstructing a house and sorting out construction waste
Students are given the chance to break down the contents of a house we’ve designed and created specifically for the program and tip the waste into a Bingo skip bin. This activity allows students to then understand what materials are recyclable.
- Making a mini greenhouse out of recycled materials
With the use of recycled products, this activity allows students to create their very own mini greenhouse. In transforming a bottle into a mini greenhouse, students can day by day see the seedling grow into a small plant in which they are encouraged to nurture at home or at school.
- Designing a sustainable house
After experiencing the process that is involved in “recycling a house” students are then given the opportunity to design their own eco-house.
The recycling excursion aims to empower students to care for their environment through simple steps, encouraging them to carry out basic exercises in school or home life. Drawing greater focus on the importance of environmental sustainability and the responsibility each individual holds, the program is not only enjoyable, but highly informative.
Location : Bingo Central Auburn
Start Time : 10:00 am
Finish Time : 01:00 pm