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Millfield Eco Committee lead revolutionary reduction in plastic bottles
7th March 2019

Pupils who are part of Millfield’s Eco Committee have led a revolutionary reduction of plastic bottles, reducing their use by almost 90 percent across Millfield’s Senior School so far since last term. The initiative has also led to a 56 percent reduction at Millfield Prep School.  


The combined reduction is equivalent to 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the same amount of emissions 
generated by one passenger taking three return flights from Bristol to Paris. 

Leading the charge are Millfield Upper Sixth pupils Imara-Bella Thorpe and Emma Harvey, who along 
with Physics Teacher and Eco-coordinator Karl Leonard, worked with Millfield’s catering supplier 
Chartwells to reduce the amount of bottles purchased and circulated around the school. The pupils 
encouraged their peers to use refillable bottles in classrooms, at sports training sessions and at 
fixtures. 

The pupils, who are also talented swimmers, were inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and 
their experiences growing up in their respective home countries of Kenya and Bermuda. 

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