Barratt Homes helps local Seaside Savers turn the tide on plastic waste

A group of five primary school children, known locally as the Seaside Savers, are taking part in Humberside Police’s Lifestyle project – aiming to cut down on single use plastic in Hull and keep plastics out of the sea.

  • The Lifestyle project is now in its 29th year and intends to promote positivity, teamwork and community spirit through encouraging young people aged 10 to 18 to take part in community activities
  • The Seaside Savers quintet – Joe Lindgren, Ben Brocklebank, Kaesey Lister, Amelia Gallagher-Ward and McKenzie Gallagher-Ward from Withernsea Primary School – collected a staggering 10,000 plastic bottles throughout the summer holidays, taking part in litter picks both in the community and on the beach
  • The five eco-warriors handed over their countless bags of plastic bottles to Barratt Homes and their waste management service, Reconomy, at the Cherry Tree Court development in Woodmansey
  • Reconomy gladly agreed to repurpose the children’s bottles to produce two friendship benches, which will be installed at Withernsea Primary School in the near future
  • Cherry Tree Court is open Monday 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:30pm

Helena Caulfield, Sales Adviser at Cherry Tree Court, commented:

“It was lovely to meet the children who have worked so hard to preserve our beautiful coastline here in Hull. Barratt Homes are committed to supporting environmental projects – at Cherry Tree Court we have already installed Bat Boxes, Caves and Swift Bricks to provide new homes for wildlife in the area. The friendship benches will be a wonderful accolade to mark the Seaside Savers’ great achievement.”

Martin Lidgren, Staff Governor and Trustee at Withernsea Primary School, added:

“It has been a fantastic effort by the children over the past few months. They have raised awareness about the problems that single use plastic causes our planet. They have collected 10,000 bottles from our local area and are over the moon that they are now being made into something useful for their local school to use for decades to come.”

Tony Filson, Corporate Account Manager at Reconomy, noted:

“Reconomy is delighted to have been a part of this fantastic Barratt Homes initiative. Plastic waste is a major threat to the environment and it is critical that we continue raising awareness of this important issue. It is wonderful to see children so dedicated to improving their local environment and thanks to their efforts the school is getting two new friendship benches.”

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