A primary school in Bury has launched an eco-friendly scheme to promote recycling and reducing waste.

Woodbank Primary School in Brandlesholme is one of 10 schools across Greater Manchester to have teamed up with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and ethical enterprise specialists Pupils Profit.

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An eco refill shop was set up at the school and managed by pupils with support from their teachers and the shop sold a range of household products to classmates, teachers, parents and carers, with anyone making a purchase from the shop needing to use their own refillable bottles to help reduce plastic waste.

A group of Woodbank students have now launched their "eco express".

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The students have had to apply for business roles, design marketing posters, promote the shop, price their products and handle cash.

The shop launched on Thursday, February 29 and the next refill date is Tuesday, March 19.

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They will be selling washing up liquid, hand soaps and body wash and bubble baths to start with and are asking parents and carers to support them by bringing in refillable bottles in which they can take their goods home.

Pupils Profit founder Elizabeth Gimblett said: “Our goal is for children in as many schools as possible to start refill shops, using this memorable activity to instil responsible attitudes to waste in younger generations, while helping children to develop skills, and actively encouraging the entire school community of parents, carers and staff to reduce their plastic waste.”