Presentation on theme: "CONTENTS Wipe out Waste World overshoot day Average audit results from schools How much needs to go to landfill Parents contribution to school bins Parents."— Presentation transcript:
CONTENTS Wipe out Waste World overshoot day Average audit results from schools How much needs to go to landfill Parents contribution to school bins Parents main bin materials influenced Packaging hierarchy Uneaten food Why is there so much uneaten food?
What is WOW? Wipe Out Waste - WOW is a South Australian state-wide program to assist all sites, from pre-school to Year 12, which supports learning about and reducing waste in a whole of school community approach. WOW - Wipe Out Waste is funded by Zero Waste SAand delivered by KESAB environmental solutions.Zero Waste SAKESAB environmental solutions The Wipe Out Waste (WOW) program is a whole school community approach to waste management and learning. This integrated and interactive education program for schools aims to: Improve systems to reduce waste and recover resources in schools Monitor progress and continually improve resource recovery (waste) outcomes in the schools Encourage and influence people to adopt more sustainable behaviour.
World Overshoot Day As humanity’s consumption of resources increases, World Overshoot Day creeps ever earlier on the calendar This is the day on which our total Ecological Footprint is equal to the bio-capacity that nature can regenerate in that year. It is calculated by calculating the ratio of global available bio- capacity (supply) to global Ecological Footprint (demand) multiplied by 365. Source: Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org
Higher Up The Hierarchy: Reduce According to surveys and research undertaken by the Australia Institute, in 2004, Australians threw away: $2.9 billion of fresh food $876 million of leftovers $630 million of uneaten takeaway food $596 million of unfinished drinks $241 million of frozen food Total: $5.3 billion wasted food/drink ‘Wasteful Consumption in Australia’ The Australia Institute - Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss, David Baker www.tai.org.au/Publications_Files/DP_Files/DP77SUM.pdf
Why is there so much uneaten food? Too much food is packed Negative consequences of bringing home uneaten food; – Don’t want to hurt feelings – Don’t want to get in trouble – Don’t want to miss out on a treat Food is not appealing/trendy/popular Don’t have enough time to eat everything, they need to play too and time is limited 8 items of food for a pre- school child