Introducing Green Accreditation for schools and businesses
As part of its PlastiCity campaign at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council we identified a need to introduce a brand-new green accreditation to motivate schools and businesses across the borough to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce and increase their recycling rates through training and resources.
How does it work?
The accreditation will use a point scoring system that equates to either a bronze, silver, or a gold certification. Points will be scored by organisations attending training, making changes to their recycling habits, and showcasing the positive changes they have made to the local environment.
To launch the accreditation, we invited all Key Stage 1, 2 ,3 and 4 students in Southend to design a logo which will be displayed on the windows and websites of schools and businesses taking part in the scheme.
How to participate in the design competition?
Local schools who would like to enter the competition are encouraged to register their place by emailing the Southend PlastiCity team by 30th October 2021 to receive their registration pack.
Finalists from each Key Stage will be announced on 15th November, and the winner will be announced in December following a public vote.