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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:40 pm 
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In these days where we are all highly aware of plastic pollutiion, why do schools still insist on the use of plastic film on exercise books - or is that just my school? Is it not maybe time to go back to using wallpaper? The reason this question has popped into my mind is that I am obviously preparing for the new term but feel uneasy having to buy a new roll of menacing plastic. I know there are bigger plastic issues but surely we need to look at all uses.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:13 pm 
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We re-use the plastic covers from their old exercise books.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:40 pm 
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I'm not sure ours had to be plastic? Yes to buying the reusable ones.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:14 pm 
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None of my children have to cover their books....5 children....5 schools


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Pretty sure we are at the same school and apart from y7&8 we have never covered a book! Never had behaviour points for it either. Don't know if DS was only child with uncovered books though!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:36 am 
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Don't cover books here either. Again DS maybe the only one with uncovered books but it's never been brought to my attention.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:23 am 
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No plastic covers here either. Are the school suggesting stick-backed plastic? If so that’s a waste of time and resources. I really wouldn’t bother.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am 
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It might be wasteful but I'm sure it prolongs the life of the books. I actually enjoy covering books, but the reusable covers are less wasteful. Somewhere there's an old thread about the joys of book covering, I'll see if I can find it later.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:09 am 
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I remember always covering books with old wallpaper as a child, much more sustainable.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:49 pm 
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BlueBerry22 wrote:
Pretty sure we are at the same school and apart from y7&8 we have never covered a book! Never had behaviour points for it either. Don't know if DS was only child with uncovered books though!


Really BB22?? DS was threatened with detention last year for not having a covered book! Apparently, only second hand, who knows, maybe he got it wrong, maybe he lied - as Judge Judy says "you know when a teenager is lying when their mouth moves". :lol: :roll: Maybe DS is being over cautious so your comment makes me feel better... I will check with him later when he is out of bed (only joking, though the day does slip during the holidays and he does drift towards being a vampire!)


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