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Good Samaritan Catholic College Learning Centre: Sustainability

Welcome to the  GSCC Environmental Group page.
On this page you will find news, tips on reducing waste, videos and links to important information.

GSCC Environmental Group in action

War on Waste

Watch the Chaser's three-part series, War on Waste on iView

Our Garden

Tips for sustainability

What's new in recycling?

Have you ever noticed the recycling bins near your local supermarket checkout?
RED Group has created
REDCYCLE to recycle your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging. 

 CLICK HERE for recycling fact sheets.

Recycling Facts:

  • Each family uses an average of 500 glass bottles and jars annually.

  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again.

  • Around 15 million plastic bottles are used each day.

  • Plastic can take 500 years to decompose

  • Plastic items such as carrier bags and bottles that end up in our oceans kill approximately 1,000,000 sea creatures each and every year.

  • We manufacture and use twenty times more plastic today than we did in the 1960's.

  • 4 billion trees are cut down each year to produce paper.

  • The average person throws away 74 kg of food waste each year. This is the equivalent of 1077 banana skins.

  • 1 litre of oil can pollute up to 1 million litres of water drinking water.

  • In Australia, over 6 billion plastic bags are used every year. Most of these currently end up in landfills or the ocean.