The Charter School North Dulwich has an ambitious target to be free of single-use plastic by 2021. Bottled water produces a lot of plastic waste so the school and the Friends are fundraising for new water stations and reusable bottles so that all pupils can be plastic bottle free.
Already the school caterers use compostable packaging for most of the food sold. bottled water remains the single biggest source of single-use plastic in the school. We are also committed to replacing the old pipework that supplies the existing water fountains along with the installation of new water bottle refill stations but the costs involved are approximately £50k. The Friends of Charter School North Dulwich have set up a Just Giving Campaign to help to raise the money needed to bring this important project to life.
Did you know:
- Bottled water is around 1,000 times more expensive that normal tap water
- And its much more damaging to the environment; manufacturing plastic bottles uses millions of barrels of oil and transporting bottled water produces tonnes of carbon emissions.
- Putting your plastic waste in the recycling bin doesn't guarantee that it will be recycled. Most of the UK's recycling is sent to China and other parts of Asia, and recent research found that much of it may end up being dumped rather than recycled.
If you would like our pupils to stay hydrated and help cut down on plastic pollution please donate by following the link below:
Thank you for your support!