If there is anything more important than looking after our planet, it’s educating the next generation of children to do the same. After all, they’ll be inheriting it. This eco-education starts at home, but it should continue at school. Sadly, schools are guilty of being big food wasters: every year in the UK alone, they throw away 123,000 tonnes of food, costing 250m annually! Food gets brought in and cooked for the lunch break, but whatever isn’t eaten is thrown away, and the cycle repeats the next day. That’s money that could be going into our children’s education, literally being thrown in the bin!
So, how can we reduce school waste? That’s where parents can come in: often there are opportunities within the PTA to push for more eco-friendly practices. We’re not saying that every school will take your advice, but these simple solutions will save the environment and save them money, so we hope that they will at least listen.