Schools play a major role in the education of tomorrow’s consumers and decision makers. Involving learners at a young age to reduce the amount of waste produced by a school can give learners a broader perspective and start them thinking about their wider responsibilities to both the community and the environment. For this reason Eden District Municipality in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and the Local Municipalities has rolled out the waste management education program to pre-schools and schools in the Eden area. Teacher support material was developed in such a way that it can be linked to the National Curriculum Statements to day-to-day schooling.
Teacher Support Videos are available from the Eden District Municipal Waste Management Offices.