Creston gets serious about recycling

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A few weeks ago, Creston announced the school is participating in the School4Sea Project.

We will be doing this alongside our Eco-Schools project, where we gained our bronze status, with the theme of Community and Heritage. This year we are adding recycling.

Grant Blakeway is a 58-year-old logistics entrepreneur and environmental campaigner based in Durban. On the 12th of December this year, he’ll climb into a small boat and row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies.

He’ll be alone and unaided against the mighty Atlantic Ocean as a South African competitor in the world’s most gruelling ocean- rowing race: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. He will raise awareness about the marine plastic pollution problem by participating in the world’s premier ocean-rowing event in December 2019

From 15 July 2019 until 15 November 2019, participating schools will collect and recycle plastic beverage bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate. Each school must have an audited tally of the number of bottles collected during the competition period.

Each school will be responsible for the creation, organisation, and implementation of its own recycling programme in order to participate in this competition. It is Grant’s hope that schools which embark on a recycling journey for the sake of the competition, to continue and recycle afterwards, especially given the long- term environmental and economic benefits of such sustained action.

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