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From July 2020, participants and staff joined

the global Plastic Free July initiative.

In a concerted effort to be 'part of the solution to plastic pollution', we have been collecting bread tags, soft plastics, empty coke/sprite bottles, milk bottle lids, rubber bands and empty jam jars (to make keep-cups). There have been competitions and prizes for those who collected the most. 

Related activities for Plastic Free July, include:  quizzes, beach clean-up, making bees wax wraps, making preserves, collecting soft plastics and taking it to collection spots to be recycled, crafts using plastic bottles and lids, activity sheets and bingo. 

A very big Thank You to staff member Jennie, for her input into this great initiative. Jennie says:

"I started my own personal journey into the plastic free world 4 years ago and I'm still learning. The options for plastic free alternatives are increasing, the prices have fallen from when I started out, and the quality has improved. My theory is that every small change someone makes is a triumph - and for those who don't make any changes at all, at least they have learnt something and are more conscious about their plastic usage. Awareness is key. "
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Recycling boxes complete and ready for collection.

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Plastic free July prizes up for grabs in the exciting challenges.

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