Remove single use plastic bottles from Milngavie Primary School.
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Single use plastic bottles can be replaced by water jugs and re-usable cups in the Bistro at Milngavie so our children still have easy access to water removing the need for single use plastic bottles.
East Dunbartonshire Council has said they have no plans to date to remove single use plastic bottles from East Dunbartonshire Schools but "single-use plastic will be addressed through their forthcoming
Sustainability and Climate Change Framework which is scheduled for later
Why support the removal of single use plastic bottles?
As reported by the BBC "In the UK 38.5m plastic bottles
are used every day and only just over half make it to recycling, while more
than 16m are put into landfill, burnt or leak into the environment and
oceans each day". Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leaks into the
world's oceans each year to be ingested by sea birds, fish and other
organisms, and by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than
fish, according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Please find a message from Sir David Attenborough above.
In addition to the positive environmental impact of reducing the the
Council's plastic waste footprint the alternative provision of water jugs
and re-usable cups would also have a long term cost saving.
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