Damers Eco Crew
Damers Eco Crew have run previous campaigns to reduce plastic in their community including the ‘refill’ campaign to encourage people to refill rather than buy a plastic bottle as well as the ‘Waxtastic – no plastic’ campaign to encourage people to not buy plastic clingfilm. At Damers, fruit comes loose in cardboard boxes, milk in reusable glass milk bottles with reusable beakers after children wrote to the national businesses. All food waste is composted on site in Ridan Food Waste Composter that makes compost for schools gardens.
•2016 Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge – Best Group in the 5 – 8 year old category for Garden Grenades. Used school recycling paper and wildflower seeds. Raised £915
•2017 Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge – Best Group, Most profitable Product in the 5 – 8 year old category Spick ‘n’ Span, Raised £720.
•2018 Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge – Best Group, Most Profitable Product, Best logo, Best Advertisement in the 5 – 8 year old category. Waxtastic No Plastic. Raised £4098
•Better Energy School Awards, Regional Winners for Spick n Span and Plastic Campaign, June 2018. Won £500.
•Recycling printing items like biscuit wrappers, toothbrushes, printing cartridges and toners, writing instruments, crisp packets etc has raised the school £700.
•Won Idea2Action School Recycling Award at Civic Centre Poole – Children made a presentation to over 100 people plus Mayor of Poole about their recycling projects.
•Eco Schools Green Flag 2016, 2018
• Delphis Eco (used at Damers) Ambassadors. No1 Ecological cleaning product. Bottle made from recycled plastic milk bottles.