The British Plastics Federation (BPF)’s director-general, Philip Law, has called for school guidelines on plastic products to be reviewed to ensure children are receiving a balanced view.
Law has written to the secretary of state for education, Nicky Morgan, concerned about campaigning groups seeking ‘No Plastics Days’, saying “the proponents of these initiatives might be well intentioned and open to education themselves. Others might be simply misinformed.”
He highlighted to Morgan how plastic materials were essential to the UK economy for packaging and in construction and health care.
“Head teachers should ensure that any information given to school children is whiter than white,” he said.
“Enabling schools to stage balanced fora where both opinions can be put forward and children have the freedom to form their own individual point of view is something which should be vehemently encouraged.”