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Make Kingsdale plastic free!

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This petition calls on Kingsdale Foundation School to stop offering single-use plastic knives and forks at lunchtime. The school should switch to reusable or biodegradable cutlery immediately.

Scientists estimate around 13 million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans every year. Plastics take hundreds and hundreds of years to decompose, and even then they just break into millions of smaller pieces - they don’t ever truly biodegrade.

With around 2,000 students at Kingsdale, it is easily possible that we are using 4000 knives and forks everyday. That’s 20,000 pieces of single-use plastic every single week!

Kingsdale is an outstanding school and should be setting an example to other schools around the UK. Switching to reusable or biodegradable cutlery should be the first step towards Kingsdale becoming an environmentally caring school.

This petition is only one of a number of ways students are calling for change at Kingsdale. Others include:

  • Other petitions about plastic use
  • Letters from the students to Mr Morrison
  • An art installation using the discarded plastic cutlery
  • Joining the next school strike against climate change on May 24th

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