To mark National Recycling Week, which ran from 11th-18th November, Bidfood has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in schools on how best to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.
The Choose to Reuse campaign saw teams from nine of Bidfood’s depots, as well as its industry waste partner, Mitie, run interactive awareness sessions with almost 1,000 pupils on the impact packaging, including plastic, is having on the planet and the role each of us plays in making a difference.
As part of this, pupils took part in a competition to design an innovative sculpture made from used plastic donated by each of the Bidfood depots. The winner from each school was awarded a sustainable prize donated by the depot team and all schools were given ‘hints and tips’ guides and posters to help them better implement recommendations on a daily basis.
Jacques Abdou, catering manager at St Thomas More School, said: “It is very forward thinking of Bidfood to organise this campaign and sculpture competition. It has been as great way to encourage the children to view plastic waste as something that needs to be tackled and to show them how it can be re-used in limitless ways.”