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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Single Use Plastic Awareness

17th Oct 2019

In St Mary's we are worried about single use plastic and the amount of waste we produce.  Single-use plastic includes products such as straws, bags, and bottles. When we buy bottles of our favorite drink or ask for plastic bags when we are in the shop, we don't realise these choices have a serious impact on the health of our planet and ourselves.

The Educational Officer from Down Council, Lucinda Scott came to speak to our Year 8 students about recycling and the problems caused by single use plastic.  She told us due to their light weight, plastic items can travel great distances by the wind alone. Just making plastic produces huge amounts of pollution and causes damage to the environment. Animals also mistake single use plastic as food and can choke or become ill. 

We have all pledged to reduce the amount of plastic we use.