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Eco-friendly pupils lead the way on recycling in parliament

Leamington Editorial 8th Jun, 2019   0

ECO-friendly pupils are leading the way on recycling in parliament.

Bishop’s Tachbrook Primary School has selected pupils to be ‘eco-rangers’ and urge others in the school to recycle.

They have so far stopped more than 13kg of plastic pens going to landfill by collecting them to be recycled. They also collect used batteries and other recyclable materials.

And after visiting the school, Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western was left so inspired he brought up their work at a meeting in parliament discussing local authority waste strategies.

He told the committee the work being done by the school could be adopted throughout the country..

He said: “The school really impressed me as in reception there’s receptacles for pens and other materials so the school kids can just drop off recycling. It just made me think ‘why aren’t we doing that in blocks of flats?’ – that sort of similar approach where in the communal space it was a pride of collecting this stuff.

“This is an example of the actions local schools can take to not only increase awareness on recycling but actually instil it in the minds of pupils. They are clearly a fantastic cohort who are very aware of climate change and importance of recycling – and this is why I wanted to use them as a stellar example of what could be done in parliament.”

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