Founded by Professor Gatrad, Walsall Against Single Use Plastic (WASUP for short) aims to raise awareness through posters, talks and videos of ways to decrease the use of plastic throughout Walsall.
Professor Gatrad has already had the opportunity to visit 10 schools in Walsall and aims to visit all schools in a 12 month period.
The project was launched at the Manor Hospital on January 23rd 2019. The meeting joined a variety of organisations such as Walsall College, Walsall Housing Group, The Manor Hospital, Schools, Scouts, Communities and Trusts. Alongside this, WASUP has the support of the Lord Lieutenant John Crabtree OBE, Andy Street (West Midlands Mayor), the local council and businessmen.
During the launch, each of the groups discussed their strategies and plans to help decrease single-use plastic. Collaborations such as Canal and Rivers Trust working with the scouts, schools and the community will help to clean canals on a rota system.
Plastic is used every single day, by everyone, across the world. Whether it's from home or business use, it's the largest used piece of engineering on the planet. And alongside this, it's also the worst...
Microplastics are the most dangerous form of plastic to the environment. Microplastics are small plastic pieced less than five millimetres long that can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life.
Microbeads are also considered microplastics, these are tiny pieces of polyethene plastic. They mainly come from beauty or health products.
Microplastics have now found their way into the digestive system and are seriously affecting wildlife.
Professor A R Gatrad, OBE PhD DSc(Hon) FRCP, FRCPH, MbChB LRCP MRCS D.Obst DCH is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Manor Hospital in Walsall. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Professor at the University Wolverhampton and Kentucky USA. He has been a clinical director for Paediatric Services in Walsall and also holds a National Award for Clinical Excellence.
TerraCycle® and Walkers® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme which accepts all crisp packets!
All you need to do is drop off your used crisp packets at a public drop off location across the UK and Ireland.
Amongst other things, there are 4 key things happening with WASUP, organised by Professor Gatrad...
For more information, or to get in touch with WASUP, click here.
If you wish to donate to WASUP, click here.
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