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Welcoming a new wave of waste warriors


November 30, 2018

Tags: Schools, Schools

Tangalooma EcoMarines recently held their big end-of-year event, The Wave, to celebrate the sustainability efforts of ambassadors and students. Each school was awarded a certificate for their dedication to protecting the land, sea, and animals of Moreton Bay and Southeast Queensland.

The event included inspirational speeches, videos and presentations by student ambassadors, and the Cleanaway Waste Warrior Challenge winner was announced. Congratulations to Banksia Beach State School for their winning entry – a jellyfish made out of 530 chip packets, bottle lids, plastic bags and other rubbish items found in the Banksia Beach State schoolyard. The challenge involved creating a piece of art from the most common litter items found in school grounds. The goal was to reduce waste and raise awareness about key litter items found in schools.

Banksia Beach State School winning entry, The Jellyfish.

The jellyfish was created to call attention to the dangers of plastic and how it directly affects marine life.

The winning team and their trophy, a miniature Cleanaway truck model.

The newly crowned winners presenting their winning entry

Cleanaway’s Elli Webb sharing recycling best practices

Cleanaway’s education team were also on hand to talk about sustainability, waste diversion and correct disposal. Education Coordinator, Elli Webb, presented on where rubbish comes from and how smart shopping choices create less rubbish, improve recycling and lead to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Students also learnt what recycling is accepted for their region and were reminded to always check with the local council for the correct recycling rules.

Neil Perry, Cleanaway Head of Development and Joint Ventures, presented his EcoMarines art piece made by Aboriginal artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins

Cleanaway is driven by a passion for sustainability and is committed to partnerships that benefit our schools and communities.

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