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St. Mary's Mallow at the Green Schools Expo

On Thursday 25th February the Green Schools Committee from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow attended the first ever Green Schools Expo in the RDS in Dublin.

Twelve primary and twelve secondary schools from all over Ireland were selected to showcase the work of their Green Schools Committees and St. Mary’s were one of the selected schools.

The students at St. Mary’s are working towards their Green Flag for Litter & Waste which they are hoping to obtain this school year.

As a result of their efforts, general waste in the school has been reduced by 33% and recycling in the school has increased by 17% in one year.

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina paid the students of St. Mary’s a visit at their stand at the Green Schools Expo.

President Higgins was highly impressed by the bin that the student made entirely out of plastic bottles as part of their campaign about the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles.

(Thanks to Aisling O Connor, Green Schools Co-ordinator, St Mary's Mallow for sharing above article).