Humphries Kirk Dorchester pledges to go plastic free

Benji and Ella from Damers First School present Howard Yarnold and Gabrielle Hiscock with their Plastic Free Dorchester plaque and certificate.
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Following the lead set by the Damers First School Eco Crew and Litter Free Dorset, Humphries Kirk
has joined the campaign for a plastic free Dorchester.
The School is encouraging local businesses to go plastic free, as well as taking in recycling from
businesses, in order to fund sustainable projects at the School. Last year, funds raised from recycling
were put towards building a bird hide on the School grounds, and this year’s funds will contribute to
the development of a pond.
Howard Yarnold, Partner at Humphries Kirk, commented: “We are all so inspired by the campaign
that these children have created, it’s wonderful to see them taking such a vested interest in the
future of our world. We will certainly all endeavour to do our best to reduce plastic use in our
personal lives, as well as within the office.”
The office has swapped all disposable plates and cups used for meetings and drinks for guests to
ceramic crockery, and staff have committed to using refillable water bottles and glasses instead of
single use plastic bottles. Posters will only be laminated when necessary, such as for hygiene
purposes, otherwise click-on poster covers will be reused to present marketing materials.
Edd Moore, year three teacher and eco co-ordinator at Damers First School, added: “It is so
humbling to see how many businesses are keen to get involved on our mission to create a plastic
free Dorchester. If anyone would like to get in touch and find out how they can pledge, then we
would encourage them to do so as the little steps all make a difference towards a bigger goal.”
The School has also recently built a chicken castle, and the children have researched what breeds to
gets and how to look after them. Any eggs produced will be used in the School kitchen.

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