A Petition to Remove Single-Use and Excess Plastic from the Tuckshop

A Petition to Remove Single-Use and Excess Plastic from the Tuckshop

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Nick Adams started this petition to St Ignatius' College Students and parents

This year the sustainability and environment Senior Leader portfolio have been focusing on ways to enhance the school’s awareness of ways to improve the environmental aspect of the school. In particularly, we have been focussing on minimising the use of one-use plastic within our community to the greatest extent possible. Actions and plans have already been put in place to remove the remaining plastic from the Year 12 kitchen and our focus is now on ways we can reduce plastic in the tuckshop. The sustainability group and students around the school are grateful for the work and effort Ms Forth puts into to making the tuckshop as diverse and delicious as possible and completely understand and have taken into consideration the need for plastic in regard to food hygiene and requirements and we do not want to step on her toes or give her more responsibilities. However, we believe that certain items such as plastic cutlery, coffee cups and lids (used in Café 12) and plastic lolly bags are not a necessity to the tuckshop and can be easily removed. Alternative to these items may be bamboo or wooden cutlery, paper bags for lollies and compostable cups. Ms Fleming is willing and happy to source these items and order them in for the tuckshop. In discussion with Ms Fleming we are able to provide any compostable options because the school has committed to a more environmentally friendly community, so cost is not an issue. The removal of these single-use plastic items is only a small stepping stone to the bigger picture, but it will significantly remove the amount of plastic Saint Ignatius disposes of per day. The introduction of bamboo, wooden and paper products in the tuckshop will also aid as a role-model to the students within the college to see the actions the tuckshop have made, inspiring others to follow within their homes or other communities they may be a part of. This is a very important step to slowly minimise our world’s plastic waste, as it starts with one person, and this person could be you.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!