Blennerville Pupils Raise Their Concerns About Effect Of Plastic Packaging On Environment

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Pupils at Blennerville NS with teacher Louise Brassil and Kerry County Council’s Environment Awareness Officer, Oonagh O’Connor at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PUPILS in Blennerville NS are are sending Christmas postcards to retails outlets in the locality to raise their concerns about plastic packaging and its impact on the environment.

It’s part of a joint initiative with Ballinskelligs NS. While discussing the problem of plastic packaging at a meeting of the Ballinskelligs Environmental Action Group last October, one parent suggested the pupils of Ballinskelligs NS could send postcards to their local retail outlets to let them know how concerned they are about plastic packaging.

Blennerville NS joined in with Ballinskelligs NS on the Christmas postcards against packaging campaign.

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Pupils in both schools came up with the retail stores they wanted to canvass and composed their own art work for their Christmas Postcards.  The children wrote their message to the outlets asking them to help reduce the plastic packaging this Christmas and for 2019.

Blennerville NS received a visit on Wednesday from Kerry County Council’s Environment Awareness Officer, Oonagh O’Connor, who commended them for their efforts.

The pupils of Blennerville NS are hoping that the local outlets in their community will help them raise concerns about plastic packaging with their suppliers and the producers.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    The young students are right to be concerned about plastic.
    I wish the government would just ban plastic use in this way and force manufacturing to package only in recyclable materials like paper, glass and so on!