Stephanie Peacock, local MP for Barnsley East, has launched the ‘Is Plastic Fantastic’ campaign in partnership with schools in her local community.
The campaign, a holiday project for local students, aims to educate on the dangers of single-use plastic.
It promotes the use of environmentally friendly alternatives, from jute bags to reusable straws and cups.
Said Stephanie Pictured): “Since I was elected to represent Barnsley East, I’ve made it a priority to visit our fantastic family of local schools. I’m impressed by how engaged and conscious a lot of young people are when it comes to our environment. Those children and the work being done in our schools inspired this idea.
“As a former teacher, I know how helpful a project in the summer holidays can be, and I hope this is something all the family can get involved in to learn together about how we can better protect our beautiful local environment here in Barnsley.”