EFS and the Green Team

Pukekohe Hill School is a Silver Level Enviroschool. This page will be updated with current events, and information about what we are doing in our mission to move towards greater environmental sustainability.

Soft Plastic Recycling at Hill School

We are making a difference at Hill School this term! Soft Plastic Recycling is well under way in the Junior School and now the Middle School and Senior School want to get involved. Our concept this term is Resources and the students at Hill School have been learning about the different ways we can recycle every day things. We already recycle paper and cardboard throughout the school and the Junior school are great at recycling yoghurt pots. We also recycle banana skins which go into the schools compost bins. We've done some research and discovered that soft plastics can be recycled at Pac n Save, Countdown and The Warehouse.

Captain Soft Plastic came to one of our whole school assemblies and taught us what we can recycle in the soft plastic bins and what we can't.

Captain Soft Plastic shows us how to recycle soft plastics.

Want to try it at home and make a difference too? Check out our Soft plastic poster which shows you what you can and what you can't recycle as a soft plastic.

Did you know that soft plastics are recycled into plastic lumber that is used to make park benches, backyard decks and fences – even playground equipment! They also can be recycled into new plastic bags – and then recycled again

Remember that all packets must be empty

Soft plastic Recycling Poster

Vegetable Gardens

Outdoor Classroom at Hill