Susan Elan Jones MP visited Ysgol Sant Dunawd, Bangor on Dee to find out more about the pupils’ campaign to raise awareness of plastic waste in our oceans.
The Clwyd South MP met with the students of Dosbarth Tryfan to find out about their ‘Plastic not so Fantastic!’ campaign and was given a fact-filled presentation by the pupils. As part of their campaign the students have collected rubbish from the area and have gone all out to reduce the amount of plastic packaging they use in school, like single-use water bottles.
It is estimated that over 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year and that 12 million tonnes of this ends up in our seas and oceans. This issue was recently highlighted by the popular BBC documentary, ‘Blue Planet II’.
Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I was very impressed with the excellent presentation and the hard work that these students have been doing to help tackle the ever-growing problem of plastic waste in our oceans. The impact that plastic waste is having on our marine wildlife is appalling and I am very pleased to see how committed and well-informed the next generation are with regard to this issue. I have also made a personal commitment to reduce plastic use and recycle more as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s excellent campaign”.