“Students are encouraged to bring litterless lunches, and we compost all organic matter. We also have a recycling program for paper, bottles, cans, juice boxes and ink cartridges.” That’s a statement from Jackman Avenue’s website.
This is a school with a Platinum Eco-Status. They boast solar blinds and ceiling fans, they have trees planted adjacent to the building to “provide passive cooling” and the next step of course, is to ban juice boxes.
That’s right. The classic school-kid lunch drink will now be banned from the school as children are not recycling them properly.
The note sent home to the parents on the first day of school claimed “They put them in the recycling but forget to remove the straw. Wrong. They put them in the recycling but their (sic) still half full. Wrong. They leave them on the floor in the lunchroom. Wrong.”
Is this really “eco”? How do you feel about this?