Woodlands Primary pupils launch plastic waste campaign

CHILDREN at a primary school in Cwmbran are asking their local council to remove single-use plastic from their milk deliveries.

Year 1 students at Woodlands Community Primary School learned about plastics and the polluting effects they can have on the world.

Around 120 small plastic milk bottles are delivered to school each day, and after hearing from the owner of a local zero waste store, the 30 children decided it was time to ask for some change.

They created a special assembly to share their campaign with the rest of Woodlands Primary and collected signatures for their letters to Torfaen Council, hoping to persuade them to change the way they deliver milk to school.

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They are calling for milk to be delivered in six-quart containers, which can then be given to students in reusable cups, reducing the amount of plastic used each day.

“I am very proud of the children because they have shown so much interest during this investigation,” said teacher Jo Morgan. “They want to help. They need to know they have a voice and can make positive changes for their world and its creatures.”

The children’s posts contain their own ideas for helping the environment, including by Jake, who said: ‘Next time I go to the shops I’ll take my own bags.’

Bryce K. Locke