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Camden School for Girls quiz night raises £6k for war against plastic

Comedian David Schneider comperes fund-raiser

26 March, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

Students Agnes Friend and Fin Bennett with Mo Langmuir, whose university project inspired the quiz night

A CAMDEN Town school raised £6,000 in an evening to pay for new industrial-strength dishwashers which will enable it cut down on the use of plastic cutlery and polystyrene plates.

Parents flooded the hall at Camden School for Girls for a quiz night compered by comedian David Schneider on Thursday.

Headteacher Elizabeth Kitcatt said: “We want to be more green. We want to move away from plastic cutlery, cups and poly­styrene plates. In order to do that we need industrial dishwashers. Can we move away from plastics completely? We don’t know. But we can try.”Parent Kate Cullinan, a fashion designer, organised the event after being inspired by her daughter’s university project looking inside mussels.

“When you see the plastics in them, it’s very scary,” she said. “Plastics are polluting our seas and it’s getting out of control.”

Her daughter, Mo Langmuir, 23, a former Camden School for Girls pupil now studying environment biology at Nottingham, said: “I put the whole mussel in acid so they are digested and the only thing left is the plastic. You can test the health of fish but there are no tests on humans to show how exposure to plastics affects us.”

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