Plastic pollution is a problem affecting all, young and old. New efforts are now being made within the schools to engage and educate even the very young about plastic waste and the need to recycle more. One such effort is the new recycling ambassador programme recently launched by MBA Polymers UK in local schools.
MBA Polymers, a leading recycling company, held its first recycling ambassador day at St John’s Academy in Worksop. The day was scheduled during the annual science week. A group of company representatives arranged a day of activities, experiments and educated learning, in which children from each year group took part. At the end of the day, each child was presented with a recycling ambassador certificate.
Calling it a fantastic initiative, Principal Gez Rizzo noted that his school pupils were extremely excited to learn how plastic items that would probably just be thrown into the general waste bin could instead be collected, recycled and re-used. “Thank you to staff at MBA Polymers UK for inspiring our young learners.”
In addition to organising the day of learning and awareness, MBA Polymers also presented St John’s Academy with recycling bins. Teachers and children can put what they have learnt immediately into practice - and at the same time, raise funds for the school by collecting plastic bottle tops to be recycled at the recycling plant in Worksop. As MBA Polymers UK are part of the European Metal Recycling Group, the schools are also able to collect metal items for recycling such as can, tins and metal bottle tops.
Kelly Speed, Account Manager, MBA Polymers UK said she was honoured to be given the opportunity to be involved in both the development and launch of the first recycling ambassador programme at St John’s Academy. “It was a great day and well received by both the staff and children. I look forward to being a part of the continued rollout of this programme in all local schools, encouraging the teachers, children and their families to join MBA’s vision - to create a sustainable planet by eliminating plastic waste and educate the future generation on recycling and how to help prevent the depletion of the world’s natural resources.”