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PlasticSmart success for local school

PlasticSmart success for local school

Thu, July 19, 2018

DH Christie Primary School in Coleraine is the latest ‘PlasticSmart’ school in the Borough.

It received the recognition from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council after teachers and pupils took part in an ongoing campaign to reduce the use of disposable plastics.

Offering her congratulations, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “I am very proud that yet another school in our area is supporting the ‘PlasticSmart’ initiative. By reducing their use of disposable items such as straws, wipes and bottles children are supporting a more sustainable environment for everyone. I hope their commitment inspires even more groups and schools to take part and make small changes to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

As part of the ‘PlasticSmart’ campaign, everyone is encouraged to avoid single-use plastics.  With the aim of becoming a ‘PlasticSmart’ Borough, community groups, churches, businesses and residents can take steps and make changes to reduce single-use plastics:

  • water bottles - use a refillable bottle instead
  • disposable coffee cups - use a ‘keep cup’ for take-away coffee
  • plastic straws - washable stainless steel straws are available
  • disposable wipes - use a cloth
  • plastic bags - use a bag for life
  • plastic film or wrap - use a lunch box instead or buy fruit and veg loose when you can

For further information on how you can become ‘PlasticSmart’ please email recycle@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or call 028 2766 0200

Pupils from DH Christie Primary School in Coleraine celebrate their PlasticSmart status.