Surfers Against Sewage is calling on schools across the UK to take part in its programme, Plastic Free Schools, designed to empower pupils to create real positive environmental change.
Plastic Free Schools aims to not only inspire kids to tackle unnecessary single-use plastics in schools but also inspire industry and the government to make positive strategic steps in the same direction.
Surfers Against Sewage say: “Plastic Free Schools is a positive, investigative, action-packed vision for stopping plastic pollution at source.
It is vital that we turn the tide on the unnecessary use of single-use plastics. A convenience that has come to define our lives, one that is now an expected sight at beaches, cities and parks across the world. But one that we should not and do not accept.
“Plastic Free Schools is our response to this throwaway society. The collective actions of pupils across the UK will create waves of positive pressure, pushing for environmental behaviour and policy change . We have the ability to turn the tide on Marine Plastic Pollution, together!”
The Plastic Free Schools programme is available and adaptable for everyone.
For more information about the Plastic Free Schools programme, email Surfers Against Sewage: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and role at school; the school name and address; and class/year group/pupils that will be working on the project.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea