NEWHAVEN YOUNGSTERS WIN WITH RECYCLED KIT
June 20 2013.
Pupils from Harbour Primary and Nursery School in Newhaven got off to winning ways the minute they started wearing a new football kit made from recycled plastic bottles!
Youngsters from the school were visited by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Cool Seas Roadshow and as well as learning about the amazing marine creatures that inhabit seas around the UK, the children discovered the dangers many of these animals face from marine litter - mainly plastic.
MCS asked the school to collect hundreds of plastic bottle tops as proof of increased recycling at home and take part in the Bottle Champions Recycling Campaign, a partnership scheme between the MCS Cool Seas Roadshow and Plastics 2020 Challenge, which then turns plastic bottles into sports kits!
Premiership team Arsenal, as well as international sides like Portugal and Brazil all wear strips made from recycled plastic bottles.
Sue Ranger, from MCS, says the charity is delighted that youngsters have seen how recycling can be turned into something positive: "Recycling messages can often fall on deaf ears when people can't see what the outcome will be. Youngsters at all participating schools have seen that recycling at home really can bring about a great result!"
If you would like a visit from the MCS Cool Seas Roadshow contact Coolseasroadshow@mcsuk.org