Zac Goldsmith MP addressed the assembly at the Russell School on 21 June, and heard directly from the pupils about their campaign to reduce plastic waste at the school.
Year 3 students at the school had sent almost 1,500 plastic straws to Zac to illustrate the sheer quantity of waste unwittingly generated by schools. The students also sent Zac hand-drawn plans for milk cartons that do not require the use of straws along with a letter they asked Zac to hand to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Zac Goldsmith said: “It was exhilarating to see the passion of Russell school pupils about the environment, and to hear about their plans to campaign against plastic pollution. I took their letter and drawings to the Prime Minister, and have invited Year 3 to Parliament for a tour.”