Investigate the five different waste streams at schools.
A waste audit calculates the volumes and types of waste the school generates. Use the survey sheets, safety checklist and cost calculators below to help complete a waste audit successfully and safely.
Paper is one of the main items used in schools. Use the paper product road map to understand waste paper as a resource. Use the documents below to:
A low or no waste lunch program at your school can greatly reduce packaging waste. Your school could host Waste-Free Wednesdays or nude food days. Host a Nude Food Day in October as part of a nationwide initiative.
Audit lunch boxes and other packaging to assess the impact of packaging on your school's waste stream.
Product road maps provide a way to investigate sustainability considerations for production and manufacturing, use and re-use or recycling of various products. Use the posters and interactive notebook files to investigate waste at your school.
Waste Management Road Maps
Production Road Maps