These kids want to make the world a better place
THE bright-eyed Year 3 students at the School of Total Education have thrown down a challenge.
For all of this week they want every student to commit to bringing no disposable plastic packaging in their lunch boxes.
It sounds like a big ask but young Isabella Hunter reckons it's simple.
"What you've got to do is switch some plastic stuff for not-plastic stuff, like swap a popper for a water bottle, or you could swap a chip packet for a container," she said.
There's a keen focus on eliminating plastic straws as well, in part to save sea life from a painful death.
"With plastic, many animals eat it, sometimes it (plastic) can keep going for a long time," Bella Bean said.
"Also, straws get stuck in turtles' noses and it causes them a lot of pain to get it out."
The school will measure the quantity of waste it makes currently and compare the difference on Friday.
Children may love single-serve packets of Tiny Teddies and choc chip muesli bars but the waste they leave behind does the environment no good. Nor are they healthy, a point Shayala Sanderson was quick to make.
"My mum doesn't pack me packaged food because it has a bit more sugar in it and my mum likes me to be healthy," she said.