School has bags of enthusiasm for recycling!
Recycle for Hampshire recently launched a competition challenging children all over the county to create a design for a reusable bag. The aim of the bag is to encourage and inspire people to use fewer plastic bags, reuse more and reduce their waste and the winning design needed to reflect this.
The team received hundreds of entries with some fantastic design ideas, making it very tough to choose a winner! However, the design that really impressed the judges was by Ellie, aged 8 from Guillemont Junior School with her colourful sunflower and clear, simple message: ‘Love your World, Reuse this Bag’. Ellie won a reusable goody bag and the school received 200 bags and £100 to spend on resources.
Chairman of the Project Integra Strategic Board, Councillor Matthew Dean, said ‘Over 13 billion plastic bags are used in the UK every year and on average, each one is only used for 12 minutes before being thrown away! These fantastic new bags of Ellie’s will encourage people to take a reusable bag when they go shopping instead of a plastic one!’
The bags will be distributed at events around the county so look out for Ellie’s design!
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