The Millfield Standard: Recruits keen on recycling

PUBLISHED: 12:14 21 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

Millfield School

Millfield School

PUPILS at Millfield School all think recycling is important and most think they could do more of it. A survey was carried out by 23 pupils, aged 10 and 11, and only one admitted not being involved in recycling in one form or another on a regular basis. M

PUPILS at Millfield School all think recycling is important and most think they could do more of it.

A survey was carried out by 23 pupils, aged 10 and 11, and only one admitted not being involved in recycling in one form or another on a regular basis.

Most of the children recycle glass, plastic bottles and cans and some recycle newspapers, cardboard, grass cuttings, china and metal.

And they all feel they could do more to help the recycling effort in the community.

Jodie Cooper, 11, says she could put up posters encouraging others to recycle. Aaron, also 11, suggests going out on a litter pick.

Molly Ker, 10, thinks starting a rota for when she should recycle would help and Daniel Price, 11, suggests that people should stop wasting food.

Georgie Constable, 11, says she could make websites, posters and leaflets to encourage people to recycle. She could organise sponsored runs to raise money for recycling boxes and bins.

Sarah-Louise, 10, says she could recycle more things like clothes and start a compost heap from vegetable peelings and uneaten food. Daniel Ferguson, 11, also thinks we could recycle more old clothes at the clothes bank.

The survey asked the youngsters how they thought recycling would help the earth and the majority of them believed it would solve the litter problem so that there would not be so much rubbish on the streets.

"The world won't be filled up with rubbish and it won't smell as bad," says Georgie Needs, 11.

Rhys Deronal, also 11, said: "If I recycle paper, fewer trees will have to be cut down. This will keep the earth's temperature down. Also, you won't be cutting down animals' habitats."

Adam Hayton, 10, said it would help the earth because it would not be covered in rubbish "and the earth won't be polluted as much and won't destroy the ozone layer".

Jodie Cooper, 11, says: "It could prevent pollution of the air which will delay global warming or even stop it." Aaron, 11, says: "You can help the earth by doing this because the street will not be so smelly."

Gemma Firth, 11, says it will help the earth "because if you recycle you won't be throwing more things away and we won't be using much earth space"

Sam, 10, says it will help the earth "by animals not getting trapped in Coke cans and litter." Lia Harris, 10, is also worried about the animal problem and says recycling will help the earth because "the world will be clean and will stop rats, mice and snakes coming".

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