We believe it is important to train our children to be good environmental stewards. That is why train them to ensure that the next generation is prepared to take care of the environment.
Students at the Harbour View Primary will become our first Junior Ambassadeurs through their recycling efforts. The school is located in the Harbour View community, adjacent to the Kinston Harbour. Students get to see first hand the impact plastic pollution causes both aesthetically and when flooding occurs.
Through the Ambassadeur programme students learn about the history of plastic, what is meant by the word plastic, the impact of plastic and what happens to plastic after use.
They actively collect, count and weigh the plastic bottles that are used daily at the school in order to answer the questions, How do we use less plastic? What are the available alternatives? What policies can the school community introduce to reduce the amount of plastic it allows on campus? What is the business case for plastic alternatives? and most importantly, How can I do this at home?
The plastic bottles collected at the school are then sent off to be properly recycled.