Actions of primary school student enables Medical Specialist Group to reduce office waste by over 50 percent

March 17th, 2010 by Medical Specialist Group

Seven year old, Thomas Gough from Hautes Capelles Primary School has played a major part in cutting the Medical Specialist Group’s (MSG) office waste.

After constant nagging by her son, Gemma Gough, a PA within the medical team at the MSG, has managed to implement a recycling and waste strategy reducing the Group’s weekly refuse collection by over 50%.

“I was receiving a constant ear bashing from my son that the MSG should recycle and eventually I agreed it was time to put words into action,” said Mrs Gough.

With the help of some carefully labelled recycling bins in the kitchens at both the MSG’s Mill House and Alexandra House premises together with paper and cardboard recycling boxes in the offices, the group has managed to significantly reduce its weekly waste.

Personal and confidential paper is shredded before being recycled. Milk and plastic coated cartoons are separated from other cardboard and paper recycling and even batteries and other electrical products are put aside for reusing or recycling.

Public Services’ Recycling Officer, Tina Norman-Ross spends a considerable amount of her time visiting the Island’s Primary and Secondary Schools to teach them the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

“It’s great to hear stories such as the MSG’s and evidence alone that our message is clearly working and being taken home by the pupils. The schools themselves are also playing a big part in supporting the reduce, reuse and recycle message.”

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