Tops Day Nurseries, recent winners of a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, have spent the last week promoting the importance of reducing plastic and stopping waste from going into the ocean. Oceans Of Plastic is an initiative created with the aim of shining the spotlight on plastic pollution in our world’s oceans.
Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, where it gets caught in a vortex of circulating currents alongside plastic from other sources. If no action is taken, plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies.
With the recent news about sewage being dumped into the ocean by South West Water, it has become more crucial we take action and initiatives like ‘Oceans of Plastic’. This is a great opportunity to spread awareness and do our part.
Action taken by Tops
During Oceans of Plastic, the nurseries across Dorset, Hampshire, Plymouth, Somerset, and Wiltshire, organised their own cleanup and made their own ‘Oceans of plastic’ pledge. To reduce plastic in their lives and inspire others to pick up plastics. On the 22nd of November children and staff across Tops wore blue shades to show their support.
At Tops, we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this by educating the children of today, so that they, in turn, can influence the way future generations live. We are passionate about reducing our environmental footprint to protect the future of the younger generation. This means they avoid buying any one-use plastics throughout our nurseries and actively communicate with politicians, manufacturers, retailers, and waste-handling organisations to make our concerns heard, on behalf of the children.
This is Tops 8-point plan that we are using to achieve our financial, social and environmental objectives.
To find out more about Plastic Pollution click this link to National Geographic.