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Pupils become plastic investigators for the day at Asda Cookstown

June 13, 2019
Pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School become plastic investigators for day at Asda Cookstown

Pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School became plastic investigators for the day during a visit to Asda Cookstown as they learned about the things we can all do every day to reduce waste and recycle more.

They were given a guided tour by the store's community champion Janice Gibson and our corporate affairs manager for Northern Irelend, Joe McDonald, as well as taking part in fun activities including a hunt for different materials and a recycling mystery tour.

Representatives from Mid Ulster Council lent a hand and set up a recycling awareness station in the foyer of the store for customers to find out more.

Janice said: "It was brilliant to see all the kids take part in and enjoy all the activities while taking home an important message.

"Teaching young people about different types of material and how to recycle them will help create a lifelong habit and ensure we look after our communities for generations to come."

Holy Trinity teacher Conor Gallagher said: “The plastics tour was absolutely fantastic, and all the children had a super time. It was a great way to educate them on plastic use and highlight the importance of recycling . We would like to say a big thank you to Asda Cookstown for the opportunity.”

The activity was part of our commitment to use less and recycle more plastic. In March we announced we had removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic packaging from our own-brand products in the last 12 months, and we plan to make all our packaging 100% recyclable by 2025.