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Schoolchildren present waste pledge to Environment Minister

Sussex schoolchildren have presented a waste declaration to Environment Minister Joan Ruddock outlining how they plan to promote recycling at school and push waste recycling issues to councils and the Government.

The declaration comes after more than 100 secondary schoolchildren from 10 East Sussex schools came together in March to share ideas on how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste during the countys first youth waste summit. They have pledged to reduce food waste and recycle all plastics, cans and paper in schools.

Environment Minister Joan Ruddock said: This Government is firmly behind the message of reduce, reuse and recycle and its great to see that this is reaching people of all ages.
What really impresses me about this declaration is the call for everyone to accept responsibility for the waste we produce and not to shift blame. Its a good reminder of why we are taking action to increase recycling and reduce waste to landfill to safeguard a green future for todays children.


 Image: Environment minister and Sussex school children

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