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Educating our Communities About Recycled Content

21st October 2020 by Berry bpi packaging solutions

Primary Schools triumph in recycled plastic challenge!

Primary Schools in Stroud are rising to the Recycle with Riley Challenge, an initiative launched by Berry bpi recycled products where children collect all their used polythene plastic from home and bring it into school to be recycled into second life products. The aim of the campaign is to enhance the attitudes and behaviours of children, parents and teachers by helping them to realise the importance and value of plastic recycling. To date, six schools have participated in the challenge and collected over 900kgs of plastic film, not currently collected by local authorities.

Thrupp Primary School was the first to embrace the challenge and collected 100kg of plastic film in only 56 days. Since then, the following primary schools have also completed the challenge: Gastrells, Nailsworth, Randwick, Bussage and Croft.

The schools’ prize is a Snakes and Ladders Plaswood Activity Picnic Table for the playground made from the plastic  collected. All participating schools are also invited to visit the Berry bpi recycled products’ factory in Dudbridge, Stroud to see the plastic recycling process in action.

"Patrick Carroll, from bpi recycled products added: “Our aim with Recycle with Riley is not only to engage the next generation but for them to be ambassadors to their parents and adults within their families, to push the importance of recycling through the Five Valley Community while reinforcing the importance plastics have in our world.”

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