Lessons in recycling at St Augustine’s College

    Students of St Augustine’s College, with Margo McGann, Transition year Co-ordinator, Deputy Mayor Seanie Power, Principle Michael O’Sullivan, and Ella Ryan Environmental Awareness Officer.

    SECONDARY schools in Waterford, including St Augustine’s, got behind National Re-use Month’s campaign to get more people reusing and recycling.

    As part of the recent national campaign, people were encouraged to re-use more in every aspect of daily life. Schools learned about the benefits of refilling a reusable bottle with water versus using a single use water bottle and disposing of it.

    The online workshop was held by Waterford City and County Council and the students of St Augustine’s College, Dungarvan, took action in their community by encouraging local businesses to offer water refills and register to appear on Refill.ie’s Tap Map — a site which shows all the locations in Ireland where a free water refill is available.

    Schools across the county have done tremendous work

    Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer with Waterford City and County Council, said: “Schools across the county have done tremendous work for this competition.”

    “This campaign has highlighted the benefits of refilling and reusing, not just within the school but across the wider community.

    “We were delighted to receive LAPN funding from the EPA to run this competition. I would encourage everyone to look at the Tap Map on Refill.ie to check where their local refill points are located.”


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