YOUNG waste warriors in Warwick have bagged £500 to invest in tackling needless plastic in their school after being crowned winners of a sustainability competition.
Myton School entered the Midcounties Co-operative’s ‘Our Solution to Beat Plastic Pollution’ competition, which saw 40 young people from across the Midlands create a campaign to help cut plastic usage in their school.
The winning project focused on the dangers of microplastics entering the food chain.
They also impressed the judging panel, which included Midcounties’ environmental ambassador and founder of Paddle Against Plastic Cal Major, with their sculpture made from single-use plastics and a video to support their ideas.
Midcounties spokeswoman Marnie Richards said: “The ideas that the Myton School students put to us showed incredible maturity and creativity. They were worthy winners and we look forward to helping them to introduce more green measures in their school.
“We will continue to engage young people throughout Warwickshire in important environmental issues future to ensure a greener future for all.”