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Plastic in its Place! Whole school & community recycling

Recycle and raise funds for school with Empties Please

Thanks to Blue Planet II, recent news about plastic pollution in the oceans has reminded us how important it is to reduce our use of plastics and dispose of all plastics responsibly.

This term we're inviting schools to help solve the plastic problem by joining Empties Please. Empties Please offer a free, fun way to recycle printer and toner cartridges whilst raising funds for your school. Cartridges are a big source of plastic waste in schools and businesses. Because they are hard to recycle, they often end up going to landfill and can escape into the sea.  

What's involved?

• create a school account at Quote 'DCC' in the 'how did you hear about us' box,
• Empties Please will provide you with everything you need to start collecting
• FREE launch assembly with the Sustainable Schools Officer (optional)
• send your cartridges (freepost) to Empties Please and get paid for every cartridge they can recycle

What are the benefits?
• respond to issues of plastic pollution raised by Blue Planet II

• opportunity for community involvement 
• source of income for your school

• chance to win a free class visit to the Weymouth SEA LIFE Park* (transport included)


*We've teamed up with the Weymouth SEA LIFE Park to offer you the chance to learn more about the marine wildlife that we want to protect. All schools that sign up to Empties Please in Spring 2018 will be entered into a prize draw to win a free trip class trip to Weymouth SEA LIFE Park, including transport.

Empties Please in action in Dorset

Damers First school began collecting with Empties Please in September 2017. Empties Please provided collection bins for school and extra bins so that local businesses could collect for the school. In one term they earned a whopping £93.10!

Get involved!
• Find details and register at 
• Contact the Sustainable Schools Officer to arrange your free assembly:

05 Feb 2018

Alison Jay
Sustainable Schools / Eco-schools
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