We surveyed students to see how many lunches contained plastic packaging on a normal school day. Over 60% of our students and staff had plastic packaging on items for their lunch. Yoghurt cartons and clingfilm were some of the most common plastic items. Our Plastic Free Day saw the use of plastic packaging fall to less than 15% of students and staff in the school.
The idea was a great success and helped us to see the range of alternatives to plastic we can use for our lunches such as using a lunch box or bag, paper sandwich bags or compostable kitchen paper. Our Green Schools Committee will continue to encourage our students and staff to avoid single use plastics in future.