We are pleased to inform you that as a College we have been reviewing our commitment to becoming environmentally more sustainable and have agreed to commit ourselves to some challenging environmental targets.
Our student council under the leadership of Ms Drysdale have developed and are driving forward our sustainability plan which commits us to becoming a plastic free school, committed to recycling and caring for our environment in a very real way.
The first phase of our plan to become a plastic free school began on Monday 28 October 2019.
Over half term, water refill stations were plumbed into several areas around the school, giving students access to water to refill reusable water bottles. On Tuesday 29 October, we gave every student a branded Bacon’s reusable water bottle; these water bottles are produced from a sugarcane bio-based plastic with a negative carbon footprint. This means that the bio-plastics used actively reduced the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. More information on its carbon negative status can be found by clicking here.
We are working closely with Caterlink, our catering firm, to reduce significantly the amount of plastic they use on a day to day basis. No plastic bottled water or juice will be sold; water or juice instead will be sold in a tin or a carton. Over time, we are looking to reduce all plastic and instead use other recyclable materials as containers for food, both hot and cold.
Our student council will continue to be instrumental as work towards a sustainable future as a college and we look forward to sharing more updates on our goals.