Dorchester is awarded 'Plastic Free' status

Dorchester is awarded 'Plastic Free' status

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:37am 3rd July 2019.

Children are the force behind the county town's new green credentials.

Damers First School's Eco-Club's announced today that the town's been awarded 'Plastic Free Status'.

It's now one of 562 communities across the country to be given the award.

Over 80 businesses in town have cleared out at least 3 single use plastics from their shops or offices.

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The Eco-Club's got the support of West Dorset MP Sir Oliver Letwin. They've even been to London to petition Micheal Gove.

Edd Moore, leader of the Eco-Club said:

"They [the children] hit the roof when they heard.

"They've started this, they've had a fantastic platform to show off what they know, and to make the world a better place for them and their brothers and sisters."

Sophie Colley, Project Officer at Litter Free Dorset said:

"It's been such a lovely project to be part of because all the power, all the drive in the campaign has come from the children.

"The Eco-Crew at Damers are really passionate about this campaign and all the ideas have come from them.

"It's all the children that have really done that work."