Eco warriors on a mission in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:52 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 27 June 2013

Honiton Community College's dedicated team of Eco Warriors.

Honiton Community College's dedicated team of Eco Warriors.

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Honiton Community College students to promote recycling and reduce waste.

A team of dedicated eco warriors in Honiton are on a mission to promote recycling and reduce waste.

The students from Honiton Community College will be championing green issues as the newly formed Eco Warriors.

Vanessa Jackson, Samiya Roache, Amelia Hibbert, Jack Haigh, Will Lancaster, Alex Sutcliffe and Erin Marshall-Say and Zoe Kidson have been dedicating time inside and out of lessons to discuss the project.

So far the group has carried out an audit to find out how much waste was being produced on a daily basis and the amount which was recycled.

The students say they were surprised to discover that only nine per cent of daily waste was recycled and are looking forward to improving this figure.

Since the audit, the Eco Warriors have encouraged the recycling of white paper across the school and are currently mapping where recycling bins are located to make sure they are easily accessible.

Assistant principal Rob Robson said: “The students are really committed to trying to reduce waste and have been using their own time to carry out mapping.”

The students will be concentrating on meeting their main aims which are to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, increase awareness of recycling throughout the college, and recycle more paper and cardboard.


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