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School children brighten up recycling centre with ‘save the planet’ artworks


Students have been getting creative to spruce up the walls at the Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) with murals promoting environmentally-friendly activities.

Cory Riverside Energy has been working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council on a recycling project with students from George Green’s School, culminating in three murals promoting environmentally friendly activities.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “It is fantastic to see the borough’s children leading the way when it comes to encouraging residents to recycle and promoting sustainable behaviours. These posters are striking reminders of the changes we can make at a local level to keep our streets clean, recycle efficiently and do our bit for the planet.”

The artworks will be displayed at the RRC over the next eight months before another similar competition will be run. The students’ artworks will then be relocated elsewhere within the borough. Entrants who did not win will have their posters displayed within the school.

George Green’s School is going for a Green Flag award as part of the national eco-school’s programme run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Jane O’Sullivan, Enrichment Manager, said: “This competition has given a great boost to the school’s launch of our eco-committee. Students will be coming up with an action plan to make a real difference to the school, as well as the local and global environment.

“Young people across the world are leading the way in helping to protect planet earth and as a ‘Gold: Rights Respecting School’, we support students in having a say on environmental issues.”

Residents can bring a wide range of materials to the RRC on Yabsley Street.