Taking Plastic of of the Bag in Belfast
Grosvenor Grammar has a nice history of environmental projects and this year was no exception. They continue to work year after year to help the planet. For this leg of the trip, I was by Andy Griggs, Coordinator of the Environmental Education Forum in Northern Ireland.
The group explained to us about their mission to rid the school of plastic bags. They were tired of all the plastic bag litter around school and after conducting a survey, they discovered that most bags were the after product of people’s packed lunches.
So they set out to address the issue with an interesting mix of small business and environmental learning. They created two reusable bags (one of which I am now the proud owner of). The bags are proving to be quite a hit and will become a big feature for the induction of new pupils into the school. Eventually all the students in Grosvenor Grammar will only have distant memories of the plastic bag days.
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