Pledge 4 Plastics Makes Recycling Count with Ferndown Middle School

Date Published: Thursday 10th November 2016

Pledge 4 Plastics has been encouraging locals, tourists and day-trippers visiting Bournemouth Beach throughout the summer to put their rubbish in the right bin and make sure that as much packaging as possible is recycled.

As part of the project, Ferndown Middle School were the winners of a bench made from recycled plastic by UK recycler, Marmax. The bench formed part of a prize draw which local schools could enter during the Arts Festival by the Sea.

Kaysea Taylor, attended the Arts Festival’s ‘TOM Talks’ (Tomorrow’s Oceans Matter) hosted jointly with Dorset-wide Litter Free Coast and Sea and won the bench for her school. The talks were an engaging way to emphasise the prevention of plastic ending up in the ocean, and to promote the benefits of recycling and what happens to plastics after they are put in the recycling bin. Fellow Year 6 student Katie Dean said: “Recycling is important because otherwise the world would be rubbish.”

Pledge 4 Plastics has left Bournemouth residents with a sporting and recycling challenge to see how many times they can keep a two-litre plastic drinks bottle in the air in a ‘keepy-uppy’ Guinness World Record attempt launched at the Arts by the Sea Festival. Keepy-Uppy winners on the day received a sports shirt made by Grn Sportswear from recycled plastic bottles and Guinness world record medallion. The overall winner was local teacher Rob Woolner, with a grand total of seven, who commented: ”It’s more difficult than you think”!

 

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