March 11, 2014

Castlemore Public School and David Leeder Middle School named winners in Waste-Free Lunch Challenge 2013

Castlemore Public School and David Leeder Middle School were recently named winners in the Recycling Council of Ontario's (RCO) annual Waste-Free Lunch Challenge (WFLC), which was held during Waste Reduction Week (WRW) from Oct. 21 to 27. Castlemore was a grand prize winner and received $1,000, while David Leeder won $500. A total of 37 schools from the Peel board participated in WFLC last year. 
The WFLC challenges schools to decrease the amount of garbage they generate, and educates students, teachers, and parents about smart consumption and waste reduction. Schools or individual classrooms commit to bringing a waste-free lunch during the week-long program by using reusable, refillable and recyclable containers for lunch. Participating schools must complete a waste audit of lunch material before WRW and another during the event. Students are empowered to educate each other and their parents about consumption and waste minimization. Congratulations to both schools!

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