With the focus continuing to grow around plastic pollution and also being a key topic within schools, MBA Polymers UK took the opportunity to launch a new recycling ambassador programme.

MBA Polymers first recycling ambassador day was held at St John’s Academy in Worksop, during their annual science week, where a group of company representatives arranged a day of activities, experiments and educated learning to encourage children from each year group to act as recycling ambassadors and build on their passion about sustainability, our environment and reducing waste through recycling. At the end of the day each child was presented with a recycling ambassador certificate.

In addition to the day of learning and awareness, MBA Polymers UK have also presented St John’s Academy with recycling bins to enable both the teachers and children to continue on their recycling journey and also raise funds for the school, by collecting plastic bottle tops to be recycled at the recycling plant in Worksop. As MBA Polymers UK are part of the European Metal Recycling Group, the school are also able to collect metal items for recycling such as can, tins and metal bottle tops.

Kelly Speed, Account Manager, MBA Polymers UK said “I was honoured to be given the opportunity to be involved in both the development and launch of the first recycling ambassador programme at St John’s Academy, it was a great day and well received by both the staff and children. I look forward to being a part of the continued rollout of this programme in all local schools, encouraging the teachers, children and their families to join MBA’s vision is to create a sustainable planet by eliminating plastic waste and educate the future generation on recycling and how to help prevent the depletion of the world’s natural resources.”

Principal, Gez Rizzo, at St John’s Academy, Worksop said “What a fantastic initiative this is to help encourage us all, and especially future generations, to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste and pollution.  Our pupils are extremely excited to be working with MBA Polymers UK in order to collect, recycle and re-use plastic items that would probably just be thrown into the general waste bin.  Thank you to staff at MBA Polymers UK for inspiring our young learners."

Recycling Ambassadors Programme