SCRAP stands for School Communities Recycling All Paper Ltd.
We are a non-profit company and exist to help schools, other educational, government, non-profit bodies as well as private individuals and companies become environmentally-friendly; and we encourage you - whether you are a student, a teacher or a member of the wider community - to understand how to do this better.
SCRAP has a wide range of goods and services available (see Green Buys Catalogue button above or listing to the left and Specials to the right), ranging from worms and worm farms, waste reduction and recycling to energy, water and biodiversity conservation (see Programs button above) and a range of other recycled/green and fair trade products. SCRAP works with the best industry professionals and most honest producers, manufacturers and traders it can find and adds its own unique range of skills in environmental auditing and consultancy to help you and your organisation(s) become a bit more environmentally friendly.
Since March 2009, SCRAP Ltd has incorporated S & J Worms. We have also installed a Vermicrobe worm farming system and we now produce our own worms, worm casting and high quality worm liquid and compost teas. SCRAP's main goal in this venture is to help reduce waste to landfill, especially organic waste (from food and garden) as this material is far better composted and/or worm farmed and returned to our soils where it is much needed to improve biodiversity and fertility.
Please see our Green Buys Catalogue for worm farming goods and services and our Worms Section for advice.
La Chakana Verde (The Green Southern Cross)
SCRAP has launched a bold initiative in Southern Hemisphere exchange of cultural and environmental ideas through La Chakana Verde. Our long term friend, co-worker and volunteer, Fabian Veron (an Argentine/Australian) has returned to his motherland twice in recent years taking with him the Whaledreamers film about the Mirning people of southern Australia and their struggle to reconnect with their whale dreaming.
While in Argentina, Fabian found the indigenous people identified strongly with the film and through the struggle to save the condor (the world's largest flighted bird) realised the potential for creating connections across the Pacific to Latin America and eventually perhaps across the Indian Ocean to Southern Africa. A Southern Hemispheric view of the world embodying a reawakening of the peoples to the wonders of their ancient lands and an exchange among us will help rebalance the globe which tends to be a little top heavy we feel.
La Chakana Verde has a website in construction using the open source platform Joomla (the one SCRAP uses on this website) and will offer a new vision for social networking embodying the Creative Commons and ideals of the federated web rather than the proprietary means which most of us are captured within. Creative Commons copyright and open source software are used by the Australian Government to provide equal access for all.
LEFT - see our link (La Chakana Verde) to the Tribu Calchaqui (northern Argentinian indigenous people) whose jewellery now occupies a place in our Green Buys Catalogue. Check it out and if you like it please buy and help us raise funds to bring Australian environmental education (SCRAP's EcoSnapshot and Oz GREEN's YOUth LEADing the World) to Latin America.
FUNDRAISING, DONATIONS AND SCRAP'S CHARITABLE STATUS
SCRAP Ltd is Authorised to Fundraise in NSW and has Deductible Gift Recipient Status through Section 30-280 of the Federal Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
All donations to the SCRAP Ltd Public Gift Fund over $2 are tax deductible and all funds are directed to the support of our objectives in protecting the environment and advancing environmental education.
Contact our Public Officer, Tracey McManus on 0404 398 222 for further information or forward your donations to our Public Gift Fund Account -
SCRAP Ltd BSB 633 108 A/c No: 1304 73804
please, every little bit helps ...
2012 SCRAP & Holsworthy High School - Environmental Scholarship
An Annual Scholarship for a HHS student in Year 10 progressing to senior studies who demonstrates the greatest environmental commitment was awarded to Luke Drummond. Luke is progressing to Horticulture at TAFE in 2013 and contributed at SCRAP on worm farming and gardening activities through his work experience and Links to Learning programs. SCRAP Ltd is funding the scholarship annually for $500 to assist the chosen student to continue their studies. This is in recognition of the agreement with Holsworthy HS to provide a home for the SCRAP Centre since 2001 (now officially sanctioned in a long term lease from the NSW DET) and our long term harmonious working relationship.