PUPILS have led the charge in the battle against plastic waste.
As part of the national Pledge 4 Plastics campaign, Wastebuster teamed up with the Recycle for West Sussex Partnership to encourage pupils to collect pledges from their communities to recycle one more plastic bottle a week.
Rose Green Infant School was the eventual winner with more than 5,000 pledges.
Caroline Sugden, teacher and eco-coordinator at the school, said: “We took part in the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign because it really ties in with our school ethos.
“We have been a Green Flag Eco-School for many years and teaching children about caring for the environment is very important to us.
“We are delighted with the prizes and will be giving a Baby Busta soft toy to each class to use as their eco-mascot.”
Pupils will receive several prizes, including a trip to a recycling facility, an exciting assembly from the Wastebuster team and soft toys made from recycled plastic bottles.
To find out more, visit www.wastebuster.co.uk/pledges