GREEN warriors who wanted to help save the planet knew just who to call – Wastebusters!
Children at Glebe Primary School in Southwick wanted to do something about the 350,000 tonnes of used clothing that goes into landfill in the UK every year.
The Glebe School Eco-Team contacted the Wastebusters’ team and with the help of the intrepid Captain Busta and his faithful Lieutenant Pong, the children organised a special collection day last week.
The green warriors set to work spreading the word across the whole school community, encouraging families to take in their unwanted clothes. They were thrilled come collection day when the final total amounted to 199 bags dropped off by parents and staff.
Pauline Davies, the Eco-Team leader, said: “What a result, this is amazing! We are just so delighted to have had such an incredible response from the whole school to our request for unwanted textiles.
“The Eco-Team has done an excellent job of promoting and running this project. I am really proud of their effort to help save the planet.”
Through the Wastebuster scheme, schools collect and exchange unwanted clothes and shoes for points, which can be used to buy new science equipment and teaching resources.
Pupil Cameron Older, a member of the team, said: “It is great to know that all of these items will be re-used or recycled instead of going into landfill.”
Isaac Brooks, another green warrior, agreed: “I never thought we would actually get this many bags. It shows that even as just one person, I have done something that does make a difference.”