Schools across the Lewes district are invited to take part in a recycling competition which has a top prize of £500 towards sustainability improvements.
Organised by Lewes District Council, each school participating in the competition must enter one student recycling project by Thursday, July 11.
Councillor Isabelle Linington, Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for the Environment, said: “Through this competition we are keen to increase awareness among young people about why recycling is so important, what items can be recycled and to encourage environmentally friendly behaviour.
“Projects can be in any form as long they cover recycling in its broadest sense, so anything from how plastics degrade to innovative re-using of materials, to recycling related artwork.
“We hope as many schools as possible in the district take part in the competition and help us spread the word that recycling matters.”
Hamsey Community Primary School in Cooksbridge is among the first schools to start on a competition entry. Students are working on a project that will challenge visitors to the school and passers-by to consider how our waste impacts on the environment, including oceans.