Longford school has banned single use plastic cups

A Longford secondary school hopes to roll out more environmentally friendly schemes in the coming weeks and months after banning single use plastic cups.

The over-500 pupils at Mean Scoil Mhuire in Longford are being encouraged to bring re-usable cups for hot and cold drinks.

The school is hoping to also begin a process of removing single use plastics in the canteen, as well, in order to become more green friendly.

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Green schools co-ordinator at Mean Scoil Mhuire Margaret Healy told Shannonside FM they would like to inspire other people to follow their example: