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Kids can go green.

A supermarket is encouraging primary children to become plastic investigators.

ASDA want children to get involved in the fight against plastic waste.

In a tie-up with the National Schools Partnership, pupils are being invited to take part in a series of interactive activities to learn about plastic use and recycling, including a tour of their local Asda store in a bid to encourage them to use less and recycle more plastic.

In March, the supermarket announced it had removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic packaging from its own brand products in 12 months.

It also plans to make all of its packaging 100 per cent recyclable by 2025.

The teaching material provide facts about plastic, fun activities and a poster competition for the pupils to take part in.

Scott Gregor, from Asda Linwood, said:"As well as using less and recycling more plastic ourselves, we want to help our communities to do the same. Learning about different types of material and how to recycle them at a young age will help create a lifelong habit and ensure we look after our communities for generations to come."

The poster competition, which will select regional winners as well as three national winners, aims to encourage pupils to think innovatively about finding solutions to the problem of plastic from what they've learnt in class and store. Winners will be announced in September.

Pop into the Linwood store to find out more.

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Publication:Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
Date:May 18, 2019
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