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All Group visits to Attenborough can include the Low Waste Lunch Challenge – an
activity designed to highlight the throwaway packaging generated by picnic
lunches that ends up in landfill sites.
What does it involve?
At the end of lunchtime, children (and adults!) will weigh the waste from their
lunches that cannot be reused, recycled or composted as part of our everyday
procedures for waste at the Centre.
This is the waste that is destined for a landfill site.
The group will then calculate the amount of waste generated per person and
record it alongside the results from previous groups.
At the end of each term, the group with the lowest waste per head will be
awarded a prestigious low waste lunch certificate.
Please help us make the most of this learning opportunity:
Before your visit….
…tell your class about the Low Waste Lunch and challenge them to bring a picnic
without throwaway packaging.
e.g
Sandwiches in a sandwich box not cling-film
Drinks in re-usable bottles, not cartons.
Crisps in a re-usable plastic tub, not crisp bags.
When you return to school/next meeting….
…remind the children about the Low Waste Lunch Challenge and encourage them
to continue thinking about the waste in their lunch box – you could even set up
your own waste weighing system at school!
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