Staff and pupils at 100 Devon schools will be able to recycle all their food waste after being given #163;250,000 for composting equipment from the sale of Exeter International airport. It is hoped the schools will use the compost to grow produce and flowers, as well as reducing the amount sent to landfill.
Eight secondary schools across the county as well as 92 primary schools will take part. In each of the eight areas, it is estimated that 40 tonnes of waste will be saved from landfill per year.
Pupils, teachers, catering and cleaning staff will all learn about the composting process, and events will be held inviting parents and local businesses to take up composting at home, as well as setting up an educational resource about climate change. km.