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Teachers must carry the can for sloppy recycling

Despite the planet-saving rhetoric, not all schools are practising what they preach to pupils when it comes to getting rid of waste in an environmentally friendly manner, writes Eddie White

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Recycling can be a real pain. When we went away for 10 days last summer, I asked my eight-year-old – chief child in charge of recycling – to empty the food bin. Fast forward 10 days and we returned to find that he thought I’d said “empty the cardboard recycling”. To be greeted with the unemptied food bin, with its freshly fermented liquid fizzing at the bottom, was a shock to the senses. What a welcome back!

Having dealt with that, I sat down with a coffee, read through the mail and caught up with things. Something stood out in the pile; a school communication: “Do not send your child to ...

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