Schools across Kent have been engaging with plastics recycling charity, RECOUP, to learn about plastics recycling and the importance of keeping single use plastics out of the natural environment. The work, which is linked to a project run by Kent County Council, Kent Resource Partnership and RECOUP’s Pledge2Recycle Plastics has been educating citizens of all ages on the key do’s and don’ts of plastics recycling.
Kent County Council and RECOUP were lucky enough to secure a grant from Innovate UK early 2021 and have been engaging with communities on the plastics recycling and waste reduction message. Schools were challenged to pledge to win products made from recycled plastics for their school and send in their poems based on the plastics packaging and why it should be recycled to keep it out of the natural environment.
Winners include Chartfield School, Westgate on Sea; Four Elms Primary School, Edenbridge; Westmeads Infants School, Whitstable, and Dartford Boys Grammar School.
Jess Fermor, Assistant Headteacher of Four Elms Primary School, said “the picnic bench is a fun addition to our outdoor space and will be very well used. We love that it is made from recycled plastic too which makes a great talking point for our discussions about recycling.”
Anne Hitch, Head of Citizen and Stakeholder Strategy RECOUP, commented, “it’s valuable for children to see what recycled plastic can be made into and how the children can make a difference by recycling. The children were very enthusiastic and love finding out about what stuff they can see and use that is made from material they may have placed for recycling.”
Louise Shipley, Headteacher of Chartfield School, said “the team at RECOUP were a delight giving a hands-on and fascinating assembly to the children which enabled the children to really take onboard the message of recycling. We were delighted also to win some back packs complete with recycling education tools.”
- Company Name: PPS Recovery Systems Ltd
- Contact Name: Anne Hitch
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Number: 07940838162
- Website Address: https://www.recoup.org