An Emmanuel College student concerned about the future of the environment has helped introduce better recycling processes to her school.
Molly O'Brien, 17, is in year 11 and is one of about 20 volunteer students in the senior school's environmental sustainability committee.
She said the students held meetings at lunch time to discuss ways to reduce the school's waste.
"A few weeks ago I had the idea to introduce the composting system FOGO to the campus so I presented the idea to the school board," she said.
"They were all very keen and really supportive.
"I then had a meeting with a few members of the committee as well as Kate McInnes, the Warrnambool City Council waste management officer, and she agreed to supply the bins."
Molly said the committee expected to deliver the composting system to the senior campus in the coming weeks.
"We'll have small bins for students to dispose of their food waste and they will be deposited into two large FOGO bins which will be taken away to be composted," she said.
"We will hopefully see it expand to the junior campus if it is successful."
Molly said she had always been interested in sustainability and the environment,
"Recycling is really important so hopefully everyone gets involved as well as some other schools that might like to try it as well.
"Together we can reduce food waste going into landfill which will hopefully have an impact on climate change and help us to all become more sustainable."
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