Local pupils urged to enter plastic waste competition

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are urging local schools and pupils to help tackle the problem of plastic waste in the UK.

Their call follows the launch of a new UK-wide National Schools Partnership poster competition, where schools can win up to £20,000 for a sustainability project.

Asda and the National Schools Partnership are inviting all primary school pupils to design a poster that spreads awareness of plastic waste and what can be done to help solve it. Up for grabs are:

  • 1stprize – A cheque for £20,000 to the school of the winning pupil to promote sustainable living and a £1,000 Asda Gift Card for the winning pupil.
  • 2ndprize – A cheque for £10,000 to the school of the winning pupil to promote sustainable living and a £500 Asda Gift Card for the winning pupil.
  • 3rdprize – A cheque for £5,000 to the school of the winning pupil to promote sustainable living and a £250 Asda Gift Card for the winning pupil.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“I know that many schools in East Lothian have already been exploring the problem of plastic waste and how everyone can play their part in helping tackle it. This competition is a fantastic opportunity to build on that work and potentially win funds to promote sustainable living initiatives locally.”

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“In many ways, East Lothian has been pioneering in promoting action against plastic pollution. This includes our schools and pupils who have taken a huge interest in the issue. I hope that local children will now take the opportunity presented by this competition to further increase awareness of plastic waste.”

Schools can find out more about the competition and how to enter at https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/asda/. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on 24th July.