Melbourne’s Girls College is getting rid of all of its bins!
Starting in September, the Richmond college will phase out all waste bins over a five-week period, leaving over 1400 students to find a new place for their empty chip packets.
‘‘It might all go to hell in a hand-basket,’’ teacher Paula McIntosh told The Age.
‘‘Who knows? But we’ve got to try.’’
She added that the new policy was designed to assist families in buying fewer packaged items and to encourage students to use reusable containers.
With the new change comes new incentive programs, with students that only use reusable packaging receiving tokens to go in the draw to win prizes, such as keep cups.
Ms McIntosh said she got the idea for a bin free school from national park guidelines, which ask all visitors to take their rubbish home with them.