On Tuesday 21st March, Imogen Douglas, a Project Officer in the Plastics and Sustainability team at the Environment Agency gave us a talk on plastic pollution. We learnt about the impacts of plastic pollution and the action that is being taken to prevent it. We got to ask questions on how to make a difference and tackle plastic pollution on a personal level and learnt that you can put your jeans in the freezer, rather than washing them!
Rather than just preventing pollution, the WI likes to take action, so we all made seed bombs out of clay and wildflower seeds to be scattered around the neighbourhood. The clay helps protect the seeds and aids germination, meaning they can be dropped on any vacant piece of land with the hope that they will flower in the summer, helping drainage, wildlife and the absorption of CO2.