Chalton school pupils team up with housebuilder to promote recycling

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Chalton Lower teamed up with Barratt David Wilson Homes

Youngsters at Chalton Lower School have helped give recyling a boost after teaming up with a housebuilder.

Barratt David Wilson Homes partnered with the school, located near its Linmere development, and encouraged pupils to fill a ‘Zero Waste Box’

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The box was supplied by TerraCycle, and once filled with plastic that the children managed to collect, the box was sent away to a recycling facility, allowing the pupils to recycle approximately 702 items of waste.

Pupils from Chalton Lower School with Zero Waste BoxPupils from Chalton Lower School with Zero Waste Box
Pupils from Chalton Lower School with Zero Waste Box

This was part of a wider campaign at schools local to Barratt David Wilson Homes developments across the Home Counties, with a total of 7,827 items of waste recycled overall.

Miss Natalie Bill, Headteacher at Chalton Lower School, said: “The pupils really enjoyed getting involved and collecting the plastic – they were incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic about this campaign which was fantastic to see! This donation has made it easy for us to teach the importance of recycling in a very engaging and fun way for the pupils. They also loved the bench that we have received from Barratt David Wilson Homes – it’s been very popular on the playground!”

Marc Woolfe, Head of Sales for Barratt David Wilson North Thames, commented: “We have pledged to become the first housebuilder to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, to building net zero carbon homes by 2030, and to purchasing 100% of its operational energy from renewal sources.

"The pupils from Chalton Lower School have shown great enthusiasm for the recycling campaign, demonstrating how small steps can produce great results.”