Reducing Plastic Waste From school Milk
Lordship Farm Primary School arranged with Cool Milk to switch the milk supply to reusable cups and larger milk containers (which reduces the overall volume of plastic associated with school milk).Cool Milk have recognised the issue of plast ic waste associated with individual cartons and have options for schools to switch to reusable cups and larger volume bottles, thus reducing the overall plastic waste associated with school milk (https://www.coolmilk.com/environmental-improvement-plan/). As well as reducing plastic waste the school have identified that there is less milk waste in the school as a result of the change in how it is supplied. The cups are washed in the classrooms during break by staff.

Avoiding Glue Sticks and their Associated Plastic Waste
Highfield school are hole punching text books and using Treasury Tags to insert individual sheets into their work books, which reduces the need for glue sticks and leaves more of the text book available for working in.

 

Terracycle
TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Wilbury, Lordship Farm and Stonehill schools have signed up with TerraCycle to collect a variety of items, including crisp packets, beauty products and pens. As well as helping to increase recycling the schools also receive a cash reward. TTL have set up a town centre collection point for Terracycle waste streams in Bamboo Turtle and waste collected is passed to local schools to add to their collections.