YOUNGSTERS from a special school in Knowle have risen to a recycling challenge by reusing empty yoghurt pots and earning cash for their efforts.
The pupils from Springfield House have been collecting their families’ empty Danone Activia, Shape and Actimel yogurt containers obtaining two pence for every empty pot or bottle from London-based TerraCycle, which turns the collected materials into affordable, eco-friendly upcycled products such as lunch bags.
Clare Wilson, Flexible Curriculum Co-ordinator at the school which has just 64 pupils, said: “We joined the Danone Yogurt Brigade this January and have collected over 100 yogurt pots and bottles earning money for the school which will be used to help fund the school’s eco projects.
“But the real value for the school is how excited the children get about how many plastic pots they can save. We have become an eco-school so this initiative fits in perfectly as it enables us to practically teach the children the importance of resource conservation, recycling and upcycling.”