We were lucky to be involved in educating some of Kaikoura's tamariki last week, with a visit from Suburban School's Shearwater Class. They are currently focussing on 'Sustainability & Technology'. What a perfect fit! Its always refreshing to have this opportunity and we grab it with both hands!
Thanks Suburban School - we loved having you to visit, come back again! Thanks also to Mr Norozi for the photos.
Here is some of the feed back we received:
The Shearwaters class went to Innovative Waste Kaikoura as part of our studies into Sustainability and Technology. We were greeted by Rob Roche and he proceeded to take us around to key spots in the Innovative Waste site. At each spot Rob told us about the recycling that is done there and the benefits for our environment. Rob gave opportunities for questions and ideas from the Shearwaters class and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks Rob and the team at Innovative Waste Kaikoura!
Mr Norozi - Teacher, Suburban School
I thought it was a really good school trip; they do a fantastic job there! Robbie Roche was great with the kids speaking to them at their level so they could really understand the whole recycling concept. It's impressive how 70% of Kaikoura waste is recycled that's an awesome effort. (There were some pretty funny questions as you can imagine.) The plastic bag bales were quite a shocker; I went to the supermarket that afternoon and brought some more reuseable bags I had got a bit slack on that front, I'm back on track!
Binn Kennedy - Parent Help on the day.
What I liked best about visiting IWK was seeing the shredder munching up all the branches and making them into compost for our gardens.
There was an interesting machine that when they put the milk cartons in it, it squashed them flat! Annnd they said never buy Anchor Milk in the white cartons, because they're non recyclable.
They wrap the plastic into bales, to stop it going in the landfill!!
They were just a few of the really cool ways IWK recycle. I hope that in the future people in Kaikoura will recycle more, because it makes me sad to see it in the landfill.
Annalise Harris (7), pupil.