Members of the Eco Committee at St Mary’s School Ascot constantly discuss ways in which students might reduce the use of plastic in their daily life at school. Over the last year all plastic cups in the student refectory have been replaced by water glasses and polystyrene lunch boxes have been replaced by reusable Tupperware style boxes. Most students have started to bring in reusable water bottles for their daily use. Activities at the weekend include making reusable tote bags so that students do not need plastic bags for their supermarket purchases.
The most recent activity included an up-cycling project. Old 2 litre plastic bottles were transformed into planters and with the help of the maintenance team attached to the Science Department building in the school ground. There the flowers in the attractively designed planters are flourishing and add an aesthetic feature to the school grounds.