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Local and sustainable business is launched by students

Students at Eckington school have started a new environmental movement. Around 28bn glass bottles and jars are thrown out each year. Eckington students are combatting this by up-cycling glass bottles and jars; turning rubbish into beautiful home decor, reducing waste and repurposing it through a sustainable business plan, with the company Glassic.

Glassic is run by 13 sixth form students at Eckington school, who have started a business through the Young Enterprise Company programme. The programme is a Europe wide project, supporting the development of employability skills in young people and preparing them for future work.

Ms Moor, Careers Lead at Eckington School, said: “The Young Enterprise scheme is an amazing opportunity. The Glassic team has had a great start, already turning profit at ten pop-up markets in the local area. Each student has individual business responsibilities and roles, providing the opportunity to develop their business skills.“

Glassic is making and selling home decorations and seasonal gifts for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, as well as its standard product range, which will be sold all year round. Prices range from £1- 10, so there is something for everyone. Products will be available all year, through further pop-up stalls, or visit the Glassic social media pages for updates and links to its future online shop.