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Implement effective waste management practices to minimise environmental impact, promote recycling, and achieve sustainable waste reduction, fostering a cleaner and healthier community.




Ryvers School - Eco Action Plan - Waste


Ryvers school - Waste Management

"Year 5 eco-warriors have been diligently working on canteen waste management and recycling efforts."




February half -term Eco Family Challenge yes

Create inspirational posters illustrating the correct recycling bins to use.



KS1 WINNER smiley

Priam  - Year 1 Tiger Class

Priam has created a poster illustrating the correct recycling bins use.





Witness Remarkable Achievements !🌟

From Shubhes Shrestha, Father of Shreyas Shrestha (year 1 Peacock):


"Our son is in year 1, he was also part of Eco Warrior in Reception for a short period of time last year as well. He loves the fact that is is part of the group again this year. He is proud to share this with everyone, his friends and family. He has been very conscious of the environment and how we recycle things at home, the red bin and the black bin. Even at this young age, he is tuned in to his environment and issues regarding it. He is super eager to learn and he always looks forward to completing tasks around Eco Warrior projects."



Safia Yassin from Y1 Monkey Class







Part of the re-cycling movement, which Ryvers supports, is to encourage children and their families to think of creative ways to re-use and re-purpose 'old' resources. We would like to suggest an exciting competition where all classes have the opportunity reuse paper and cardboard to create a ‘shoe box city.’


6th November 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,



As part of our efforts to encourage recycling, all classes have the opportunity reuse paper and cardboard to create a ‘shoe box city.’



Children can complete the challenge during the half-term break if they wish.

It is helping us reach our eco bronze level at Ryvers and we would love to see as many children complete the challenge as possible! 


Each class will have a winner, and the winner will receive 100 house pointsJ

Please email the photographs of the 'shoe box city' and the child's house name to by Monday, November 6th.

Thank you for your continued support of Ryvers School.

Yours sincerely,

Eco-Warrior Team


Big Recycle family challenge


At Ryvers     we are taking part in 'The Big Recycling Hunt' and we would like everyone to help. The deadline for entries is 30th November 2023 .  


Details about the The Big Recycling Hunt:



The Big Plastic Count Week (Whole School)





An investigation into plastic waste, from 11-17 March 2024 (British Science Week). Pupils and their household members count the plastic items they throw away in a week, then submit the results.


 more information near to the time...


School Eco Display Board



Waste reduction initiatives  - School Canteen


Waste reduction in the context of an eco-friendly canteen involves implementing strategies to minimize the amount of waste generated and to manage it in an environmentally responsible way.

  1. Source Reduction:
    1. Encourage the use of reusable containers, water bottles, and utensils to reduce the reliance on single-use plastics.
  2. Comprehensive Recycling Program:
    1. Set up clearly labelled recycling bins for materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals.
    2. Educate students and staff on what items can be recycled and the proper way to dispose of them.
    3. Strategically place recycling bins in easily accessible and visible locations within the canteen. Consider high-traffic areas such as near the serving area, dining tables, and exit points.
  3. Waste Audits:
    1. Conduct periodic waste audits to analyse the types and amounts of waste generated in the canteen.
    2. Use the data gathered to identify opportunities for further waste reduction and improvement in recycling efforts.
  4. Educational Campaigns:
    1. Implement awareness campaigns to educate students, teachers, and canteen staff about the environmental impact of waste and the importance of waste reduction.
    2. Use posters, announcements, and educational materials to convey the message.
  5. Rewards and Incentives:
    1. Introduce reward programs to individuals or classes that actively participate in waste reduction initiatives.
    2. Recognition can motivate students to adopt more sustainable practices.
  6. Reuse Initiatives:
    1. Encourage the reuse of items such as trays, napkins, and containers when possible.
    2. Consider implementing a system for collecting and redistributing gently used items, reducing the need for new materials.
  7. Integration with Curriculum:
    1. Explore opportunities to integrate waste reduction and environmental sustainability into the school curriculum, fostering a sense of responsibility and awareness among students.




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