Wipe out Waste (WOW) is a resource recovery and waste reduction initiative for education sites in SA providing professional learning for education site staff, site audits and assessments, and online resources.
|Category – 2018||Site or Recipient Name||Site Achievement|
|Outstanding contribution to school and community education.||Tenison Woods College – Mt Gambier (Tom Linnel)||250kg of FOGO/week sent to organics|
|Outstanding contribution to school and community education.||St Anthony’s – Millicent||Easter Foil collection and reusable canteen cutlery|
|Greatest reduction in materials to landfill for a High School site.||Unley High School||85% reduction since 2005|
|Greatest reduction in materials to landfill for a High School site.||Urrbrae High School||10% reduction since 2010|
|Contributing the smallest volume of materials per person at a Primary School site.||Littlehampton Primary School||70% reduction since 2008 – 0.17L/person/day|
|Greatest reduction in materials to landfill for a Primary School site.||St Teresa’s – Brighton||61% reduction since 2008 – 0.45L/person/day|
|Greatest reduction in materials to landfill for an Early Years site.||Ardtornish Childrens Centre||25% reduction since 2017 – 0.295L/person/day 25% reduction since 2017|
|Greatest reduction in materials to landfill for an R-12 School site.||Reynella East College||47% reduction since 2017 – 0.5L/person/day|
|Contributing the smallest volume of materials per person at an R-12 site.||St Aloysious College||0.39L/person/day|
Highlights of WOW Activities
- 18 Speaking/ Professional Learning (PL) sessions including:
- Three holiday field trips
- Presentation at South Australian State School Administration Officers Conference
- Display at South Australian Living Arts opening with reused artwork
- Adelaide Sustainability Centre Plastic Free Panel
- Early Education for Sustainability Movie Night
- Gowrie Early Years Training sessions.
- 13 WOW shows for over 3,000 teachers, students and parents.
- Regional site visits, audits and staff PD in Port Lincoln and Whyalla.
- Undertook a significant Wipe out Waste review process with GISA and key stakeholders.
Wipe out Waste program is funded by Green Industries SA and delivered by KESAB environmental solutions.
Wipe out Waste was on display at Science Alive presenting waste audits and engaging up to 25,000 people.
Wipe out Waste on display at Science Alive
‘Switched on Indigenous Young Inventors’
KESAB joined Questacon and Elabtronics in providing the judging panel for Lake Windemere School B -7’s “Switched on Indigenous Young Inventors” STEM+SEL event. Fifteen schools (150 students) created smart thinking inventions from the Inventors’ Tool Kit demonstrating ways to reduce Climate Change.
Switched on Inventors at work, Lake Windemere School
School Waste Audit and Infrastructure Trial
Wipe out Waste program partnered with Department for Education to deliver 60 site audits, assessments and follow up to inform future policy that will embrace infrastructure and waste avoidance in schools.
Example food and packaging 'waste' picked from bins during school waste and litter audits
Partners and Links
- Over 30 audits, including 15 new sites, 12 re-audits and support to another five sites with NRM Education and councils by loaning equipment.
- AusMAP- Australian Micro plastic Assessment Project Training and Accreditation.
- St Josephs’ Port Lincoln Facebook post after their audit www.facebook.com/StJosephsSchoolPortLincoln/
- Golden Grove High School video added to WOW video clips www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2l3E7Skdqc&feature=youtu.be
Wipe out Waste hosts Zambian students at Statewide Recycling in partnership with Adelaide Zoo
Wipe out Waste delivered Multicultural Communities SA’s 'Train the Trainer' program
WOW Professional Learning sessions poster