8 May 2023

Recycling in Island School


As we all know, recycling is an important aspect of sustainable living and plays a crucial role in reducing the amount of waste that is generated and sent to landfills. At WANBO, we recognise the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability, and we are committed to promoting responsible waste management practices. Remember the recycling inter-house we had during Green Week for the tetrapaks? If you do, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can replicate the joy of recycling in Island School right now!

What can I do & how can I recycle?

Currently, our school offers Paper & Cupboard, Plastic, Metal, Glass, Tetra Pak and discarded (non-recyclable or food waste). Located in front of the car park stairs leading up to LG1. Here are the colour codes for each recyclable material:


Plastic* — Red

Metal* —  Yellow

Paper & Cupboard — Blue

Glass* — Green

Tetra Pak — Orange


*Please rinse plastic/glass bottles and metal cans before recycling. 

Furthermore, you can also find paper, plastic and metal recycling bins around campus and in classrooms. The recycling bins outside of classrooms are colour coded and the ones inside classrooms (usually paper) are grey and usually in the corner. The recyclable materials will be collected by our own Wanbo members at least once every week. Parents, students and staff: please remember to recycle your waste if possible!



Recycling is one of the key ways in which we can reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future. By recycling materials such as paper, plastic, glass, and metal, we can conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a cleaner, healthier environment for ourselves! Let’s take action in Island School and continue to recycle our waste!


If you have any questions in regards to WANBO, feel free to email our Heads and Deputy 



Clement Kwan [12R] ~ clement.kwan@online.island.edu.hk 

Hannah Wu [12D] ~ hannah.wu@online.island.edu.hk 


Deputy Heads: 

Zoe Tan [10E] ~ zoe.tan@online.island.edu.hk 

Megan Chan [10D] ~ megan_yh.chan@online.island.edu.hk 


For more regular updates and announcements on the project, as well as opportunities for students to get involved in WANBO’s initiatives, please follow our Instagram page @iswanbo.


Credit: Hazel Wong [09D]