We have two very exciting recycling programs commencing this week at John XXIII College, the battery recycling and our recycling fundraiser campaign.

Last Friday we welcomed the school battery recycling mascot to the Primary school assembly to launch our campaign. John XXIII College now has a dedicated recycling bin in the main administration building for used household batteries. The types of batteries accepted include AA and AAA cells (single use & rechargeable), C and D size, button batteries (e.g. from watches), and 9V and 6V batteries (e.g. lantern/torch batteries).

Students are encouraged to collect used household batteries from their families, friends and neighbours and bring them to school for recycling. Our school is part of the western suburb's School's Battery Recycling Competition.

Also, this week we are introducing a school 'recycling fundraiser' drive. This program is run by 'Perth Recycling Fundraiser'. There is a designated donation bin now located in the Library; here students can recycle their unwanted mobile phones and other electronic items. All proceeds from this collection will go towards funding other sustainable initiatives within our College.

Students, parents, teachers, visitors are all asked to collect and recycle the following items:

Mobile phones, iPods, Laptops, MP3 players, Digital Cameras, Handheld Video Games, GPS's, Inkjet cartridges, Video cameras, Electric book readers, Radar detectors, etc.

Information Flyer

Let's get recycling!

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Kiernan
Sustainability Coordinator