ASDA is encouraging primary school children to become ‘plastic investigators’ to help in the fight against plastic waste.

Pupils across Radcliffe are being asked to take part in a series of interactive activities to learn about plastic use and recycling, including a tour of the Asda store at Riverside Retail Park, in a bid to encourage them to use less and recycle more plastic.

The activities are being run in conjunction with the National Schools Partnership.

Community Champion at Asda Radcliffe, Stephen Bonsall, said: “As well as using less and recycling more plastic ourselves, we want to help our communities to do the same. Learning about different types of material and how to recycle them at a young age will help create a lifelong habit and ensure we look after our communities for generations to come.”

Children are invited to enter a poster competition, which aims to encourage pupils to think innovatively about finding solutions to the problem of plastic. Winners will be selected at both regional and national level.

The teaching materials for the project have been endorsed by WRAP – a world leading resource efficiency organisation – and Leeds Beckett University.

David Moon, Head of Business Collaboration at WRAP, said: “Education plays a critical role in providing citizens with the confidence and ability to recycle more material, more effectively. WRAP welcomes Asda’s activities to inspire local communities and future generations so that they can contribute to a world where resources are used sustainably."

Winners, announced in September, will receive prizes including Asda vouchers.