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Ipswich sixth form college One cuts back on single use plastics

PUBLISHED: 17:27 06 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 06 June 2018

Abby Lord (geography teacher), James Roberts and Amber Spalding (One students) and facilities manager Kevin Lewis with the One cup

Abby Lord (geography teacher), James Roberts and Amber Spalding (One students) and facilities manager Kevin Lewis with the One cup


Ipswich sixth form college, One, went all out to cut back on single-use plastics this week by backing a global environmental campaign.

It used World Environment Day on Tuesday to highlight the work it has been doing to make its catering facilities more sustainable.

Over the last few weeks, the college has introduced reusable mugs for staff and now, it says, around 80% of employees use the ‘One cup’ as opposed to using throwaway plastic alternatives.

Its on-site caterer VERTAS has also replaced plastic straws with edible straws and introduced biodegradable salad boxes.

Facilities manager, Kevin Lewis, said: “We are evolving our policy all the time and the next focus for us is sachets for sauces.

“Overall, we have a great relationship with One and we are keen to work them as much as we can to promote environmental issues to everyone who visits, studies and works here.”

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