Plastic Free Champion helps educate the next generation

Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – has teamed up with Plastic Free Eastbourne campaigners and donated a selection of engaging recycling-themed books and teaching resources to every one of the 22 state primary schools in its home town Eastbourne. This will help educate pupils about the impact of plastics on ocean ecosystems, and ultimately encourage them to reduce and recycle the single-use plastic items they have to use.

The Wild Tribe Heroes series of books, written by author Ellie Jackson, is based on true stories from her time living on Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The first book she wrote ‘Duffy’s Great Escape’ tells the story of Duffy the sea turtle who after a year of treatment for ingesting plastic was released back into the ocean – something Ellie and her young family had the magical experience of witnessing first hand.

Emma Hall, Office Manager for Goplasticpallets.com recently attended Langney Primary School and officially presented the books to Head teacher, Mr Ben Bowles and Science Green Team leader, James Farrelly. The Mayor of Eastbourne, Gill Mattock and Eastbourne UnLtd Chamber’s Chief Executive, Christina Ewbank as well as Oliver Sterno, who is leading the Plastic Free Eastbourne campaign also participated in the event. David Stopp, local singer/songwriter entertained and inspired everyone with his campaigning song “Journey of Love”.

Ben said: “We take a very proactive approach to recycling at our school; our Science Green Team leader is supported by a team of enthusiastic students who help steer our recycling initiatives. We’re delighted with the books and teaching resources that have been generously donated and would like to say a big thank you to Goplasticpallets and Plastic Free Eastbourne.”

Emma said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Plastic Free Eastbourne with this initiative. The books we have donated all carry a very important message. We hope they help inspire the next generation to take responsibility for the single-use plastic items they use and make sure they are recycled in a sustainable way.”

Goplasticpallets.com prides itself on being an environmentally-conscious business and upholds a strong environmental policy. The company has implemented a number of initiatives to recycle as much waste as possible at its office and warehouses in Eastbourne to limit its impact on the environment. It was recently awarded the accolade of ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by Surfers Against Sewage, the Cornwall based charity that is campaigning towards places around the country becoming Plastic Free Communities.

Find out more about how we support our local community with environmental initiatives here.

Or if you are interested in purchasing books from the Wild Tribe Heroes series contact Plastic Free Eastbourne on 07971 909454.