More than 60 secondary school students from across Devon will discuss waste and recycling in the county at a Waste Summit on Thursday, March 17.
The Year Ten pupils will represent eight different schools in Devon at the event County Hall, which will explore a variety of waste issues through a series of activities, talks and workshops.
Last year, over 200,000 tonnes of material was recycled rather than being sent to landfill. The waste summit encourages students to think about how Devon can improve on its recycling rate of just over 52 per cent.
Eco packaging design consultant Mark Shayler will provide an inspiring presentation entitled Packaging, Green Stuff and the Future.
Pupils and teachers will also bring a ‘waste free’ packed lunch, using as little packaging as possible or demonstrating the most innovative way of feeding a group.
Since the first Waste Summit event at County Hall in 2004, more than 500 pupils have taken part in the annual event.
(from a press release)