No matter what initiatives we come up with to deal with all the waste, consumerism is increasing and our population is growing. This means the amount of waste we generate could continue to rise.

We recognise the waste problem requires everyone, young and old to get involved and do the right things to help care for the environment.

It’s particularly important we empower future generations to establish the best habits to reduce waste now and into the future, and we are working on ways to support schools on waste avoidance and resource recovery initiatives.

Listed below are a number of resources for schools and thought-provoking videos as a starting point.

Links to videos:

Council has created a Waste and Sustainability Workshop suitable for school students in Year 10, 11 and 12. The workshop focuses on sustainability, including ecological footprints, advertising awareness and behaviour change. This workshop can be offered online or in person. If you are interested in this workshop, how we can help your school, or if if you're running any successful waste reduction initiatives you'd like to share with the community, please contact tmein@bmcc.nsw.gov.au