News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Otago Highlanders Help Fonterra Spread Recycling Message

Otago Highlanders Help Fonterra Spread Recycling Message

Fonterra Milk for Schools celebrates one year in Otago today. To date, 8,135 school children from 100 schools across the region have participated in the programme.

The milestone is being marked with a celebration at Otago’s George Street Normal School where students were challenged to a ‘fastest folder competition’ by members of the Otago Highlanders Super Rugby team.

George Street Normal Principal, Rod Galloway, says the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme is providing nutrition that is beneficial to the children's learning, and is also helping to teach them about the importance of recycling.

“The programme has been really well received here. The ‘drink it dry, fold it flat and send it back’ phrase is clever, catchy and engrained in the classrooms.”

“The children take these recycling messages home with them, which benefits the New Zealand environment beyond the school gate,” says Mr Galloway.

Across New Zealand, a total of 14 million Fonterra Milk for Schools milk packs have been delivered and devoured by 170,000 Kiwi kids since May last year.

All of the used milk packs are shipped abroad to Thailand and Malaysia and recycled into useful products such as roof sheets, desks, paper and books.

In fact, each handmade Thai roofing sheet is made up of 7,625 recycled Fonterra Milk for Schools milk packs and each Thai school book is made up of 16 recycled milk packs.

Recycling has been top of mind for Fonterra since the programme’s inception and getting the kids on board has driven its success.

Fonterra Environmental Manager, Nic Bishop, says the education about recycling that Fonterra Milk for Schools provides is just as important as the recycling service itself.

“The initiative in place has allowed Fonterra Milk for Schools to achieve a 100 per cent closed-loop recycling solution, looking after the integrity of the programme’s supply chain and educating Kiwi kids to be responsible for looking after our environment,” says Mr Bishop.

To highlight the importance of recycling and continue to keep it top of mind for Kiwi kids in the programme, Fonterra Milk for Schools has launched the Fastest Folder competition.

Watch the entries and track your school’s progress here.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Health
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news