The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago. Some of the solid waste is reused or recycled but most is buried in landfills.
Each year, pupils in Year 7 partake in the School Environment Project. In previous years, positive changes have been made to Hollygirt’s impact on the environment as a result of the project such as the removal of polystyrene boxes at lunchtime.
Today in class we looked at the typical composition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) by making ‘rubbish pizzas’. Pupils brought in waste from home and constructed a rubbish pizza representing all the waste thrown away, with a slice for each waste category showing a representative percentage of the total waste.