Children promote plastic alternatives at information station in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 December 2017

Some of the plastic the pupils cleared from the beach.

Some of the plastic the pupils cleared from the beach.


Schoolchildren from Pill have been doing their bit for the environment by going on a beach clean.

Children selling some of their up-cycled products and seaside biscuits.Children selling some of their up-cycled products and seaside biscuits.

The youngsters from Crockerne Primary School, in Westward Drive, have been learning about plastic waste.

The children took part in a beach clean in Portishead, and then set up an information station where they gave out leaflets they made and sold up-cycled products.

The money was donated to beach cleaning projects.

The Times has launched a Cleaner Coastlines campaign to secure plastic-free coastline status for Clevedon and Portishead.

Children handing out infomation leaflets they have made.Children handing out infomation leaflets they have made.

MORE: What is our Cleaner Coastlines campaign?

It involves businesses removing single-use plastics, such as straws and condiment sachets, and community groups promoting alternatives.

More and more plastic is being dumped in the oceans and it is harming marine life.

To get involved, search for Cleaner Coastlines: Weston and North Somerset Plastic-Free Campaign on Facebook.

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