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Five Sussex schools take part in week of action to reduce plastic footprint

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Interviewees: Claire Sumners, Plastic Free Seaford & Rob Handy, Assistant Headteacher, Seaford Head Primary School

Five schools in Sussex are tackling plastic pollution in a week long campaign to reduce their plastic footprint.

Litter picks, beach cleans and making art from litter are just some of the measures pupils are taking to tackle plastic pollution.

Local environmental campaigner, Claire Sumners from Plastic Free Seaford, has organised the week long exercise.

Now we're starting to look at the way we can reduce our plastic use in the first place, so things like the drinks that we sell in the canteen and the plastic cutlery, they will be eradicated in the future."

– Rob Handy, Assistant Headteacher, Seaford Head Primary School

Old and broken plastic pens are being collected from classrooms at Seaford Head Primary School.

They will then be sent off to a specialist recycling unit, rather than ending up in the bin.

Old and broken plastic pens usually end up in the bin Credit: ITV News Meridian