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Milk company seeks 'mini waste warriors'

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Taking a hands-on approach when it comes to teaching the next generation greener ways to live, The Modern Milkman has announced which schools in the UK have been shortlisted for their ‘Community Compost’ competition – an initiative which aims to educate children across the UK on why it’s time to toss our banana skins on the heap, rather than in the bin. 

The Modern Milkman shortlisted 20 schools to take part in their competition. From Manchester and Leeds to Hertfordshire and Southampton, the schools are based all over the UK and will all be competing for a £3,000 prize fund.

Each school taking part, has been provided with everything they need to start turning their waste into wonder, including their very own compost heap and expert guidance from the Modern Milkman and Manchester Metropolitan University teams on how to use it.

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The class that produces the most waste will be crowned ‘Waste Warriors of 2022’ and rewarded with a whole host of Modern Milkman goodies, as well as £3,000 in green funding to put towards a sustainable initiative that will have an eco-impact on their school.

Whether it’s an allotment to grow DIY herbs and veg, better recycling facilities or sustainability training.

Speaking on the new campaign, Simon Mellin, founder and CEO of The Modern Milkman, said: “Although many people are keen to up their eco-credentials, we know it can sometimes be difficult when they don’t know where to start.

“Through our composting campaign, we want to show kids, teachers, and parents just how easy it is to start composting, and the benefits of doing so. We founded Modern Milkman on the basis that being sustainable should be convenient – our main aim is to make it simple for people to help the environment."

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