Friday 09 February

Plastic Free Initiative Takes Hold

plastic free news

West Buckland has taken its first steps on the road to reducing the use of single-use plastic with the staging of the first #plasticfree committee meeting this week.

Members of the Bursary and Catering staff, joined some of the Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students, under the leadership of chemistry teacher Ms Beech, to discuss practical and achievable ways to reduce plastic waste on and off campus.

The students had come up with some excellent ideas, including reducing the use of plastic in the tuck shop, using personal water bottles on school trips instead of single use plastic bottles, setting up recycling stations for pens and stationery around the school and abolishing the use of plastic straws and polystyrene cups in school.

More information will follow and the school will be asking for assistance with this initiative from parents and other members of the school community to change our culture and habits and ensure that the ideas and action points from the students are carried through.