Plastic Free Schools Campaign
Surfers Against Sewage
We are one of many thousands of schools who have joined the Surfers Against Sewage Campaign to reduce Plastic in schools and become a Plastic Free School.
The campaign has several aims, one of which will be our usual litter pick in Spring being renamed as a 'Trash Mob' where we will both litter pick and audit the litter we collect to help us identify the problem areas for litter and plastic.
This then leads us to identify who we can target on a larger scale to help make a change to us locally, through letters and contact with the larger companies and Government.
Another aim is to look at where the Single-Use plastic is an issue in school. We have identified that both the snacks and lunches that we bring into school and the plastic bottles from our milk each day are two areas of concern.
We are contacting our Milkman and will be working with him to reduce this as much as possible. But we are also going to launch our own campaign in school whereby we'll ask from January 2020, all single-use plastic stays home please. Instead we'll ask parents to use reusable packaging such as snack boxes or beeswax wraps to send snack to school or opt for plastic free snack entirely such as fruit or vegetables.
We'll be launching the event with a free beeswax wrap per child on Thursday 12th December straight after school. There will be a help sheet given out along with the freebie. We hope to see you there,
Mrs Phipps and the Eco Committee
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