Zero Waste Week at Truro Central School
March 23-27, 2020
Zero Waste Week is a school-driven, week-long campaign to reduce waste in school. With a focus on reducing land-based waste in order to protect the health of local marine environments, the week is intended to raise school and community awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of our local watersheds, marine sanctuaries, and ocean. Attention is focused on, but not limited to, reducing single-use plastic items.
These items include: food packaging and wrappers, yogurt containers, straws, plastic bags, plastic utensils, plastic containers, juice boxes and other single-use liquid containers, foil, and plastic wrap.
Throughout the week, we will be thinking about what zero waste means as students begin to notice waste and be thoughtful about the waste they generate.
Trash Tuesday, March 24
Students collected the single-use trash in their classroom snacks and in the cafeteria at lunch.
Wednesday, March 25
Classes will count their single-use trash items from Tuesday and talk about ways to reduce or eliminate these items from their snacks and lunches.
Friday, March 27 is the ZERO WASTE FRIDAY CHALLENGE!
On this day, try to reduce or even better yet, eliminate, single-use items from your snack and lunch. This website has some great ideas on what a waste free lunch is and how you can do it!
Our week of mindfulness will culminate with the 4th Annual School Garden Fundraiser Pasta Party where our goal is Zero Waste as well. If you attend, you will see us using plates collected from local swap shops and donations, reusable silverware, and cups, compostable napkins, a compost station and more!