By Dan Walsh
Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, Cathaoirleach Wexford County Council is leading the congratulations to Presentation Secondary School Wexford on their work in helping their local community to reduce single use plastic.
Speaking at the prizegiving where she presented them with their prize of a contactless water station and reusable water bottles, Cllr Murphy said; “This is a great campaign for communities up and down the county to get involved in. It encourages schools and businesses alike to act against plastics, thus preventing waste and acting against climate change. This competition has united communities in a common goal to responsibly refill a reusable bottle and continue to contribute to the positive results the campaign has seen to date.”
“Schools across the county have done tremendous work for this competition”, commented Cliona Connolly, Environmental Awareness Officer with Wexford County Council. “This campaign has highlighted the benefits of refilling and reusing, not just within the school but across the wider community I would encourage everyone to look at the Tap Map on Refill.ie to check where their local refill points are located. We were delighted to receive LAPN funding from the EPA to run this competition.”
The competition held for secondary schools across Wexford and Waterford had huge success in encouraging action against single use plastic bottles.