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ECO Council

 ECO COUNCIL  

We have been very busy! 2018 - 2019 the school has signed up to and is actively taking part in a number of Eco initiatives.

  • ECO SCHOOLS
  • Walkers crisp recycle scheme in partnership with TERRACYCLE
  • Hovis Bread bag recycle scheme also in partnership with TERRACYCLE
  • Duracell Big Battery Hunt Recycle your old batteries
  • Clean Champions
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Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning.

 

51000 schools in 67 countries

 

Our projects focus on positive actions transforming behaviour in schools and communities

 

 

 

UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets.

People will be encouraged to either drop off their packets at one of the hundreds of public access collection points that will be developed all around the country or alternatively post them for free in a box or envelope directly to TerraCycle for recycling.

Once the packets have been collected they will be cleaned, shredded and turned into small plastic pellets which will then be converted into useful plastic items, such as benches and fence posts.

Under the scheme, developed in partnership with the recycling company TerraCycle, all crisp packets will be accepted.

“Our new Walkers recycling initiative starts to tackle this issue right now by repurposing used crisp packets to create everyday items such as plant pots and benches. We hope people will embrace this idea and join us in ensuring crisp packets are recycled.”

The new recycling scheme will be up and running from December 2018 and full details of exactly how it will work and locations of the nationwide collection points will be announced nearer the time.

Walkers’ long-term ambition is to make all of its packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. It is focusing significant resource on developing the technology and infrastructure to make this happen.

Crisp packets are technically recyclable, the issue until now has been that they weren’t being separated or collected for recycling. Walkers’ investment is making this possible for the first time.

Ian Ellington, General Manager of PepsiCo UK said: “We share people’s concerns about the amount of plastic in our environment and are working on a number of both short and long-term solutions to reduce the impact of our packaging.

“Our new Walkers recycling initiative starts to tackle this issue right now by repurposing used crisp packets to create everyday items such as plant pots and benches. We hope people will embrace this idea and join us in ensuring crisp packets are recycled.”

“We’re determined to crack this in the long term and have a number of initiatives underway to create the right materials and environment for the crisp packets of the future.”

Laure Cucuron, General Manager, TerraCycle Europe: “We’re delighted to be working with Walkers to launch the UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. We hope other snacks manufacturers will follow suit, by investing in new ways to reduce the amount of packaging that goes to landfill and incineration.”

 

 

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