Swanage Shops & Cafes Plastic Survey

The Green Team visited the town centre to see what local businesses are doing to reduce single use plastic. Some like Salt Pig, Fortes and the Fish Plaice had changed what they were using but others had not. We gave out certificates we had made to the ones we felt were trying to help the environment. We will be writing to Greggs about separating their rubbish for recycling. We also visited Country Foods where you can fill up your own containers with washing up liquid, detergent and shampoo.

 

Litter-pickers

Pupils have been very enthusiastic about the Plastic Free Schools Campaign and many children have been picking up litter both in and out of school. Some of them have even got some specialist equipment for picking up litter on the journey to school.

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Green Team Plastic Campaign News

The Green Team presented their petition to managers of Co-op and Budgens asking that they try and reduce unnecessary plastic packaging in their stores. Since our last visit to Budgens they have switched to paper bags instead of plastic for customers to use when buying loose fruit and veg.

Green Team Petition

We visited our local supermarkets, Budgens and Co-op, once again, this time to collect signatures for our petition. We now have over 300 signatures from our local community and hope to collect even more. Soon we will be sending our petition off to the supermarkets  and hope that they do something about this tragedy of plastic waste.

Written by Dobrusia (Y6)

 

 

Green Team: Unnecessary Packaging

The school Green Team recently visited the Budgens and Coop supermarkets in the town to look at how much unnecessary packaging is being used. They also asked members of the public what they thought and they agreed unanimously that it should be reduced. Next the Green Team will be writing to the supermarkets to ask if this is possible.

Plastic-Free Schools

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St Mary’s has signed up to the Plastic-Free Schools campaign organised by Surfers Against Sewage.

We want to eliminate all single use plastic from our school and as a start we collected all the single-use plastic from our lunchboxes and identified three items that we could try not to use.

These are our top three:

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