Waste Mascot Winners
Date Published: 9/06/2011
The hunt is over for the City of Rockingham’s Waste Services Department. They have found a new Waste Mascot to champion the Reduce Reuse and Recycle message.
A competition was held in March for years 5-10 students and more than 125 entries were submitted for the best designed mascot.
The Mascot will be used in schools educational programs to help promote sustainable living and to represent the City’s rubbish and recycling services. One of the main reasons of the competition was to create awareness of recycling.
Two entries were selected because they shared a similar idea depicting drawings of a worm mascot. Worms are important creatures in the environment and are an excellent symbol for the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle slogan.
Your rubbish bin can contain up to 40% of food waste. This cycle of reusing or recycling your food scraps into compost for your garden is great for the environment and for reducing rubbish to landfill. There are many ways in which we can do this but a worm is a great way to start!
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels presented the two Year 7 winners from Secret Harbour Primary School, with a generous $500 Rebel Sport Voucher on Wednesday 8 June.
“I’d like to thank all of the students who entered the Waste Mascot Competition in March. There was a lot of creativity and thought that went into the designs that were submitted and Waste Services had a tough job of deciding the winners.
“Congratulations to the two Secret Harbour students, Aniqah Macrin and Zoe Davis, who submitted the recycling worm.
“Your design will be used to help educate other students about sustainability and recycling in our local area.”
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