Meet Evie-Rose and Asta from Bawburgh School, winners of a poster competition as part of Anglian’s new Green Scheme initiative. Here, find out how the Norfolk waste recycling company is encouraging school pupils across East Anglia to recycle responsibly and reduce their waste
Norfolk based waste recycling company, Anglian, has launched a new initiative to encourage recycling within schools across East Anglia. The Anglian Green Scheme aims to educate school pupils on the importance of waste reduction and responsible recycling, and the waste management company hopes that this engaging scheme will create a long-term change in the way young people approach recycling to protect our environment.
With concerns over climate change and environmental damage on the rise, the recycling initiative seeks to inspire students across the region to reduce the amount of waste they produce and introduce positive recycling behaviours into their daily routines. Influencing the next generation to make sustainable choices that have less harmful impacts on the environment will play a key role in the solution to limit global warming in the future.
Designed to make recycling fun, interactive and accessible, Anglian aspired to make all activities within the scheme rewarding, to encourage children to recycle using the separate waste streams. Participating schools receive a range of educational resources including workshops and assemblies led by Anglian, digital toolkits, and their most popular learning tool, the Anglian Recycling Station.
Matthew Raven, Field Sales Executive of Anglian Waste Recycling, says: ‘We believe that educating our future generations about the importance of recycling is crucial in creating a sustainable future. Through the Anglian Green Scheme, we hope to ignite a passion in young people to become environmental stewards by instilling a culture of recycling in them from an early age.’
Bawburgh School is one of the first schools to sign up to the Green Scheme initiative to increase recycling rates within their facility. Zoe Courtney, Caretaker of Bawburgh School, says: ‘It’s fantastic to see how Anglian Waste Recycling have helped to raise awareness for recycling among our pupils. Our students are having so much fun while they learn about this topic and it’s wonderful to see them taking an active interest in protecting our environment.’
After running a recycling themed poster competition for the students at Bawburgh, Anglian hosted an assembly where the two winners were announced and awarded with goody bags – Asta, in Year 2 and Evie-Rose, in Year 4. The two poster designs have been printed onto the Anglian Recycling Station in the playground by CIM Signs & Graphics, who kindly donated their time and materials to this project.
Anglian Waste Recycling would like to encourage all schools in East Anglia to participate in the Green Scheme to support their local communities in creating a cleaner, greener environment for all.
Established in 2007, Anglian originated as a demolition and asbestos company, but has rapidly grown over the years to include multiple divisions, including waste management. Providing commercial waste and recycling collections, skip hire and scrap metal processing, they are also the new preferred waste supplier for Norwich Business Improvement District – offering levy payers access to exclusive rates to increase recycling across Norwich City.
To stay up to date with Anglian Waste Recycling’s initiatives, visit their website, anglianrecycling.co.uk or find them on social media.
Featured image of Evie-Rose (left) and Asta (right) from Bawburgh School (all images supplied by Anglian)