Why waste it program

Turning Trash into tools

Council has purchased a special plastics mould and is working with industrial designers/educators Defy Design to turn waste plastic collected by students, into rulers for classrooms.

Lindfield East and West Pymble Public Schools are the first to partner with Council, showing kids real-life examples of how a circular economy could work in practice. Council manages the whole process and delivers a day-long worth of workshops to students as part of the initiative.

This forms part of our Net Zero Ku-ring-gai program, aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040.

We are keen to hear from other local schools who might be interested in using the mould and hosting a free workshop at their school. Contact our Sustainability Education Officer at seriksen@krg.nsw.gov.au.

Read the media release from the first workshop.

Watch a workshop in action - East Lindfield Public School, October 2023.