Against Waste' campaign set to visit Burnham-On-Sea schools
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are set to get involved with a new Somerset
campaign to engage an army of young warriors against waste.
Against Waste' will see thousands of pupils learning about everything
from plastics to composting, backed by the six council partners
in Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).
of 90 school visits will take place over the next year by eco-education
charity Carymoor Environmental Trust.
well as "Talking Rubbish" assemblies, each school will
have classroom activities linked to the curriculum key stages, such
as turning food waste into compost, learning about actions to prevent
future environmental problems, and exploring the impact of plastics.
the Carymoor experts will also spend time with staff to review the
school's current recycling and offer practical advice and support
to help it waste less and recycle more.
Against Waste marks the 10th anniversary of SWP's founding. It is
a key part of the build-up to Somerset's 2020 realignment of waste
services, such as the roll-out of Recycle More collections of extra
materials each week and three-weekly pick-ups of shrinking levels
Schools Against Waste will also support SWP's efforts to help residents
cut back on unnecessary plastic and explore better options and materials.
Derek Yeomans, chair of SWP's governing board, said: "As they
step up to make this world their own in the future, it is vital
that young people understand the key environmental issues of the
day, such as the crisis of plastics, and what they can do about
SWP managing director Mickey Green added: "Given the important
role schools play in their communities, we would like to see school
students play their part in ensuring that their families, friends
and neighbours all take steps to waste far less, recycle much more
and save money while improving their environment."
Waste Partnership is the local authority team managing waste and
recycling services for Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and West
Somerset District Councils, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Somerset
schools that would like to know more about the activities involved
in Schools Against Waste should click
here. To apply for a free Schools Against Waste programme, primary
schools should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priorities for pupils - students exploring options to reduce and
reuse items and materials rather than recycling