Warracknabeal Secondary College has ceated a piece of sustainability installation art in its 1.3 x 1.3 metre cube of rubbish. Taking months to create, the visual reminder has helped to bring about a reduction in waste at the school and an increased focus on paperless classrooms and recycling.
Students and staff are aware of how much waste they produce at school in one year and the rubbish cube has given them some strategies to reduce that amount. The school has seen a reduction in photocopying and an increase in electronic distribution of worksheets.
More students are bringing nude food to school and using the recycling bins in the yard and classrooms when necessary. Teachers also contirbute by collecting organic waste and milk bottles in the staffroom.