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World Water Day

16 March 2017

Considering that World Water Day is coming up on 22 March, our school would like to be more eco-friendly. Linked to the alarming issue of contaminated water this is another that we cannot ignore. Plastic and paper waste is a global problem that affects the Earth’s ecosystems in a very grave way.

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Assuming that we have 170 school days per year, 1500 students in our school and everyone buys 2 bottles per day, this means that we will create a waste of 510,000 bottles every year. That’s half a million bottles of plastic we waste per year in our school alone, not even including the staff members.

Half a million.

Many of you have heard the environmental consequences of plastic waste before so listing the countless impacts here is pointless. We all know that the type of waste only causes negative effects, yet we still allow this amount of waste to be produced every year. The use of paper cups next to the water containers also contributes to the immense amount of waste created.

There is a very simple and easy solution. Reusable bottles. What’s so difficult about that? If everyone brings their individual bottles to school, uses the water containers and avoids buying the single use plastic bottles, we can all truly be more environmentally friendly. There is nothing too challenging about carrying a bottle to school, yet so many are too lazy to do this in spite the fact that we know and understand the impacts of inorganic waste.

This is the reason why we strongly encourage people to bring in their own reusable bottles and will be selling water bottles and stickers in the buildup of World Water Day.  Along with Blue Day, where we are encouraging everyone to pay 10rmb to dress in blue, this will raise funds for Water Aid and all the great work they do worldwide.  

There will also be an art installation on World Water Day were we ask our school community to put any used plastic water bottles to create a visual piece of art that raises the awareness of how many water bottles are used.  Please start collecting plastic water bottles that you see and bring them in on World Water Day to add to this.

If all of us do this little task, we can make a significant difference in our local community.  Thank you for your support.

Anna Loasby and Leo Michel-Grosjean, Year 12 Students

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