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MP supports secondary school’s war on plastic waste

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 20th, 2019.

Students from Ysgol Dinas Bran School Council were given the chance to talk about their environmental concerns with their local MP.

The Llangollen secondary school is a ‘Keep Wales Tidy Platinum Eco School’ who have put sustainability and protecting the environment at the forefront of their school ethos.

During the meeting, Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones chatted with students about their ‘Go Green’ campaign against the use of polystyrene foam in schools and the need to reduce single use plastics.

Speaking afterwards, Ms Jones said: “It’s been a very enjoyable and interesting visit. I am especially pleased to hear the pupils talk with so much passion about this critically important subject.

“Young people are at the forefront of environmental campaigns, many of whom are taking practical steps on matters like the reduction of plastic usage.

“I wholeheartedly support Ysgol Dinas Bran’s campaign; indeed, I have recently signed a pledge to call for a strong Environmental Bill to tackle these issues and have made many formal representations about the environment both in debates in the House of Commons Chamber and in written submissions.

“I have also made a personal commitment to reduce plastic use and recycle more myself.

“I would like to thank the Mr Andrew Wallis for arranging this very informative visit”.

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